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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  • There is the tomb of the priest killed by the guerrillas. Austere but interesting visit Cathedral
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  • You can see that they have made a major effort to revamp the Centre of San Salvador. Now it also has several pedestrianised streets where there is surveillance. Having visited the Cathedral to just one week for the canonization of Archbishop Romero, had many devout people and could not quietly visit his grave.
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  • Beautiful building with colonial airs, before was very well decorated with colors ceramic bricks, then by political issues since they started these ceramics and for my was incomplete. Currently do not know how will be however interesting visit both outside and inside. In ell apodras see monument to Bishop Monseñor Romero
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  • A very nice and great history place. Despite the passage of years still retains its beauty and the details that make it so highly-prized by many people. It keeps many stories and anecdotes very interesting for some and great shock for others
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  • It is the main Cathedral of El Salvador, majestic work where you can appreciate the architecture with its imposing style.
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