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Catedral Metropolitana

8 Calle | 7 Av., Guatemala City, Guatemala
+502 2504 6868
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Built between 1782 and 1868 on the edge of Plaza Mayor, this Baroque-styled church contains ornate altars, statues and colonial artwork.
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8 Calle | 7 Av., Guatemala City, Guatemala
+502 2504 6868
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We wandered all around it but didn't go inside. Beautiful architecture, and the park in front of it has a massive fountain and plenty of places to relax for a bit.

Thank revaidgnarl
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Metropolitan Cathedral was not as special as we were expecting especially given the Cathedrals of comparable size that we have visited in Italy and Spain. Although having said that, the sense we got was that the building was utilized as it should be i.e....More

Thank TimWandMelG
Reviewed 1 week ago

An arquitectural gem, inside you will find a lot of art, paintings, sculptures and is a must, if you are in downtown.

Thank DanielChang
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went for a service and to see the inside of this cathedral,beautiful inside, a must see for any visitor to the city.

Thank WhiteFireLady
Reviewed 25 May 2017

The main area of sightseeing is basically the Old Town far away from the main hotels situated near the La Aurora Airport. As a tourists taxis are the only option to visit this place. The Cathedral is impressive and the murals inside are one of...More

Thank Dr_B_Maitra
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

I do agree that it has to keep its original beauty but it won't hurt of they update it a little. The facade looks old and dirty. Its floor is wasted.

Thank Juan Carlos B
Reviewed 23 April 2017

This is a beautiful church situated right next to the Central Park. The facade is absolutely incredible.

Thank KayleeShepheard
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Take a one day tour by my self, rent a car and take a lookf of the lovely places that Guatamela had, the Catedral, The zoo, the Palacio Nacional, Restaurants all is wonderfull, love Antigua is a lovely place

Thank Federico G
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Beautiful building and rich history. Too many tourists during my visit so did not enjoy it as much as I would have liked

Thank Erik M
Reviewed 22 March 2017

A lot of art pieces with religious meaning, inside you can find a store specialized in catholic religion with souvenirs, bibles, posters, scale images of saints, crucifixes, etc. at very reasonable prices, be quiet and remember it is a religious temple, do not scream, run,...More

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30 October 2016|
Response from Jorge C | Reviewed this property |
Hi there! Yes, there's handicapped access. No worries, you can enter without problem. Regards!
20 June 2015|
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Response from Viajero447 | Reviewed this property |
Mass schedule at the San Salvador Cathedral: Saturday at 7:00 A.M. 12 P.M. and 5:00 P.M.
5 March 2015|
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Response from David R | Reviewed this property |
The Cathedral itself is supposed to be open daily, including weekends, from 7 AM to 1 PM and from 3 PM to 7 PM. But my cab driver warned me that often it is closed during those hours for no apparent reason. When I visited... More