Catedral Metropolitana, Guatemala City

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Religious Site
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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  • A temple of good proportions, elegant, sober, clean. There are different ways to visit him. Either spiritual or a tourist form. Re-fuel at the chapel of the Tabernacle.
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  • It is one of the most beautiful churches which has Guatemala, its architecture, the beauty of his works, they have a museum with old works which is very interesting to know, at noon Sunday mass is the most important and enriching. It is located in the historic centre of the city of Guatemala, it is logical to take recommendations always when you come from another country better if you go with a guide so you can learn more in our history and great that Guatemala has, I had the opportunity to visit her in November before the end of the year of mercy and to cross the Holy door.
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  • The Metropolitan Cathedral is very nice from the outside, maybe a little bare on the inside. Needs to be visited
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  • Church. Cathedral metropolitan area 1
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  • Good place to visit
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  • Cathedral, seat of the Archbishopric of Central America during the colonial period.
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