Catedral Metropolitana, Guatemala City
(4.2/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web)
From your first sight of Catedral Metropolitana, you'll be impressed by the striking and majestic facade. Its strength and majesty is not just cosmetic; the building, constructed in baroque and neoclassical styles, has withstood numerous earthquakes over the years. Today it serves as the main church for Guatemala City, having been consecrated in 1817. Inside the cathedral, look for the 12 pillars dedicated to the memory of the thousands of people who disappeared during the violence of the country’s internal armed conflict, which lasted from 1960 to 1996. With our international travel planner, Guatemala City attractions like Catedral Metropolitana can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • We happened to visit the cathedral on a day when a lot of children were taking their holy communions. Nice to see the Mayan take on the communion outfit! Amusingly, they had put a Disney princess face...  more »
  • It is a Cathedral with an amazing interior, some with large capacity and large domes. It has a small shop where you can buy all kinds of religion-related article (Virgin, medals, bracelets... have a great variety and for all audiences)
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  • attention to the pickpocket (this is not a legend), no jewelry, no apparent bags... as well ds the Cathedral, on the square and on the square in front of the Palace presidentiel.ils are spotted and you follow despite the presence of many police officers
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  • La arquitectura de la catedral es impresionante
  • One of the best views
  • Good
  • The Cathedral was built in 1871. Reality is both face in Guatemala City. Suffered damage in the earthquake of 1917, and in 1976, has been repaired each time. From the window of the Interior Dome light is beautiful. Bishop died in 2012 in the Cathedral's pictures are hung.
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  • eats very rich
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