Catedral Metropolitana, Guatemala City

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#2 of 9 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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  • This is a very beautiful cathedral in the center of Guatemala City. The pipe organ is very impressive. In front of the cathedral, there are 12 pillars covered with many of the victims of their civil w...  more »
  • His biographical sketch and its history leads to admiration and respect architectural. Its monumental structure and building materials selected and good address invites you to enjoy its beauty and the technique employed for processing in the colonial era.
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  • It is an interesting place to learn about the religious architecture in Guatemala. Very old images and interesting details!
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  • A peaceful place to get in touch with your God
  • Beautiful colonial cathedral in the heart of the capital.
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