Catedral Metropolitana, San Salvador
(3.4/5 based on 200 reviews on the web)
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. Arrange your visit to Catedral Metropolitana and discover more family-friendly attractions in San Salvador using our San Salvador trip generator.
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  • This cathedral is historical and has been visited by the pope. Monsenior Romero is buried there. Beautiful design and history. Worth seeing. Book a tour that includes this church. 
  • The new Cathedral Methropolitana was built in 1999 in memory of Archbichop Oscar Romero who was killed in 1980 by death squads. Roberto D'Aubusson was named by the UN-created commission Truth for El S...  more »
  • It is very interesting from the religious spirituality until l architectural significance of the building and the tomb of Monsignor Romero.
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