Catedral Metropolitana, San Salvador

(3.6/5 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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  • Living in San Salvador, is must-see this Cathedral of simple design but which keeps inside a symbol of freedom, the Bishop who was murdered in his sulha by inequality. It is in the heart and is very convenient to be accompanied, since the streets are rather tugurizadas which surround it with many itinerant trades, that give a bad appearance to the historic centre of San Salvador
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  • Spiritual elevation, contact with justice, pursuit of equality. Salvadoran martyr, Catholic priest murdered by those who hate the truth.
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  • During my trips to El Salvador most of my trip are for business but this time I made time to visit this beutiful Catedral.  more »