Catedral Metropolitana, Guatemala City

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#2 of 7 in Historic Sites in Guatemala City
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. Plan to see Catedral Metropolitana and other attractions that appeal to you using our Guatemala City trip planner .
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  • The Cathedral has no special characteristics. Certainly, visiting the old town agrees to a visit
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  • It is a church that is cute but not very old (approx 200 years) that should be visited if you are historic! It has no comparison with other cathedrals of Europe (neither beauty nor old) but does not cost visit it and some paintings of interesting old paintings! The adjacent compulsory visits are the Central market and National Palace (with luck can enter with Guide)
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  • In the center of the city, it is located at Parque Central. Damaged during two earthquakes...1917 and 1976...it has been repaired. Very austere interior. What was heart wrenching was seeing the 12 pil...  more »
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  • Preserving its architecture, a very busy place by Catholic devotees and tourists. I think a nice place to visit while strolling through the Centre of the city. I believe that the prudent will be walking in that area until 6:00 pm walking (walking).
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  • Beautiful and imposing, sober and neoclassical style. Saves beautiful treasures, it is worth visiting it.
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  • I like the architecture, makes me imagine how it was before time and as it arrived people to receive mass then.
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  • Many history
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  • Wonderful building of the neoclassical Guatemalan. Visit obliged.
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For easy access to the historical highlights of Guatemala City, many travelers choose to stay in the old, central district of Zona 1. While plenty of budget hostels and hotels in this area offer decent rooms, some visitors refrain from this part of the city due to its unfortunate reputation for theft and gun crime, especially at night. You'll find safer areas farther south--in Zona 9 and 10--where you can choose from a much wider selection of high-end hotels, while also enjoying proximity to the airport, the metro, and Guatemala City's best nightlife.
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