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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  • The main area of sightseeing is basically the Old Town far away from the main hotels situated near the La Aurora Airport. As a tourists taxis are the only option to visit this place. The Cathedral is ...  more »
  • I do agree that it has to keep its original beauty but it won't hurt of they update it a little. The facade looks old and dirty. Its floor is wasted.  more »
  • This is a beautiful church situated right next to the Central Park. The facade is absolutely incredible.  more »
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  • Cathedral, seat of the Archbishopric of Central America during the colonial period.
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