Catedral Metropolitana, Guatemala City

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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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  • When I travel to cities, I always visit its cathedrals, for me are worthy icons representatives of each city, and Guatemala was no exception, is an enclosure which imposes, which has colorful blue and it makes it very attractive large and very sacred, is worth seeing it out and inside, I think that in each tour by historical centers, worth visiting its cathedrals.
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  • It is an ancient Church, without many attractions, very normal as all churches in America. Many times there is lemon in place, but there are good surveillance.
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  • Very nice Cathedral and the area in which it is located. I really liked. No you can walk at night in that area because it is dangerous.
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  • A peaceful place to get in touch with your God
  • Beautiful colonial cathedral in the heart of the capital.
  • One of the best views
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