Catedral Metropolitana, San Salvador

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#3 of 17 in Historic Sites in El Salvador
The final resting place of assassinated archbishop Oscar Romero, Catedral Metropolitana has a colorful history hiding behind its towering white facade. The principal church for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Salvador, the cathedral was completed and inaugurated after years of construction in 1999, built on the previous site of the Temple of Santo Domingo. Read up on your history before visiting, as the white simplistic architecture only hints at the building's eventful past. In 1980, a shooting and subsequent stampede at the cathedral during archbishop Romero's funeral shocked the nation. More recent controversy involved the removal of the famous and much loved mural that once adorned its entrance, by the then Archbishop of San Salvador. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Catedral Metropolitana and many more San Salvador attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's San Salvador online trip planner .
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  • Outside than usual, this Cathedral has an altarpiece decorated the altar, there are interesting paintings. Also downstairs are the graves of various religious, but mainly it is the tomb of Archbishop Óscar Arnulfo Romero.
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  • Visit my terroir and show her beauty to our guests the best in this beautiful church architecture that never go out of style.
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  • The big Churchill is very beautiful. There are many details: in the roof, in the floor. Beautiful Cathedral located in the square. There are a variety of details in the interior of the cathedral ceiling and floor are truly beautiful!
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  • Interesting location with history from the El Salvador civil wars in the 70s and 80s. The neighborhood is very depressed and armed police and military were everywhere. Be careful in this high crime area.
  • Beautiful church with very moving memorabilia below
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  • The most beautiful and largest cathedral in the city .
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