Catedral Metropolitana, San Salvador

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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3.4/5 based on 190+ 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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  • The Metropolitan Cathedral of El Salvador lives up to the name. Represents the grandeur of Christianity in the history of this country!
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  • A small visit to the Cathedral, shows the cultural detail and so friendly atmosphere that makes you feel a cosy passivity. Of step in the tomb of Monsignor Romero, San Romero, an experience that you mark and proud to be present.
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  • Monseñor Romero was a human rights defender assassinated in 1980. The tomb is in the lower level of the catedral you have to go down throufh a side door in the right side. There is parking also in the...  read more »
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