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. 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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  • August 14, 2017
    the Cathedral is a colonial building in the Centre of the capital of Guatemala, has been restored after several earthquakes, previously in its construction was the Colegio San San Jose De Los Infantes, which moved to another place, fu has catacombs where have been buried personjes of political and religious life of Guatemala, be sure to visit it
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  • August 9, 2017
    Not worth a special visit. There's not any signage in English...yes I know it's a place of worship and a Spanish speaking country however a little info would have been good.  more »
  • August 2, 2017
    Enter to see and fervor of its religious acts, that smell of burning candles and color to medium light offered by the light of candles, is a unique experience!
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  • January 29, 2017
    Good place to visit
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  • March 10, 2017
    Church. Cathedral metropolitan area 1
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  • December 28, 2016
    Cathedral, seat of the Archbishopric of Central America during the colonial period.
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