Catedral Metropolitana, Guatemala City

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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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  • This place is cute. Whether you go alone or with someone is more a place to sit, rest a little and admire the beautiful surroundings. It gives peace. Give food to the pigeons is almost obligatory hahaha.
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  • Four years ago when I last was in Guatemala City I enjoyed walking to the square and I truly enjoyed viewing the cathedral. There wasn't a docent available however it truly wasn't necessary. I enjoyed...  more »
  • First, remove your jewelry and valuables to be able to calmly visit this places of worship. Number of altarpieces or statues came from the Cathedral of Antigua following the earthquake. The Interior is vast and is worth taking your time.
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  • La arquitectura de la catedral es impresionante
  • One of the best views
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  • 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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