Catedral Metropolitana, Guatemala City

4.3
#1 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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  • Located in the historic centre of the city of Guatemala, in an environment where the Presidential Palace, a large fountain, and a great movement stand out. Worth the ride because it is the main center of the city.
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  • Visit the Metropolitan Cathedral where there is also a museum called the Archdiocese of Santiago de Guatemala which is located in the Interior of the Cathedral Church of Guatemala
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  • Located in the heart of the city, beautiful images, near the National Palace, the Cathedral has a beautiful images of saints, the perfect place to attend to mass.  more »
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  • Beautiful building with great stories, if you are religious this Catholic Cathedral is open for everyone and you can go with you family everyday or enjoy the special events they do every Sunday. Located in the Central Park of Guatemala helps it have a better look of the park. Inside you can fine a lot of religious paints and ceramics showing some of the important histories of the Catholic religion.
  • beautiful architecture is a great place you can see the palace national and they have big parking and in the midle of the park they has differents suvenirs sales these is a awesome place because ypu know more about history...
  • A peaceful place to get in touch with your God
  • Lovely place
  • Beautiful colonial cathedral in the heart of the capital.
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