Catedral Metropolitana, San Salvador

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#3 of 14 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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  • October 3, 2017
    This pretty Church holds much history of the war period and has a very close with the story of Monsignor Romero contact since his remains are found in the interior of the same, the crypt can be visited, of course it is recommended to dress properly by respect for parishioners and take pictures without flash, located right in the heart of San Salvador
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  • October 3, 2017
    The Cathedral is located in the historic centre of San Salvador, the Cathedral has undergone 3 renovations and painting the last was transformed completely white, whether you go to mass, visit it for its architecture or you want to visit the tomb of Archbishop Romero under of the temple. You will be delighted by all the details that are presented. Apart from that, you can visit National Palace and national theatre are within a couple of minutes walk.
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  • October 3, 2017
    Art and Religion are given a kiss in this place, nothing to do with the traditional wealth of Gothic cathedrals in the world, is simple but beautiful, monumental to be large but simple in its ornaments... witness of many killing says much that... the monument so many tears and so much hope... that will not succumb us Salvadorans.
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  • January 13, 2017
    It is the main Cathedral of El Salvador, majestic work where you can appreciate the architecture with its imposing style.
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