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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 9 June 2016

We visited this cathedral while on a tour of Guatemala City. This is truly a very beautiful cathedral with some exquisite paintings.

Thank ntflady
Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

The church building is awesome as is the market in front of the church. The facility is huge, and there is a Mass multiple times during the day. The architecture of the building is classic and very old. Plan to spend time inside to study...More

Thank David J
Reviewed 4 May 2016

Attended the anniversary celebration of the martyrdom of Bishop Juan José Gerardi Conedera. The spirit of the mass came through clearly despite my meager Spanish. The cathedral is filled with life - not an empty vessel like so many such structures in the world.

Thank Lin R
Reviewed 11 April 2016

We have visited this cathedral several times since we have been here in Guatemala. This church contains numerous paintings depicting the life of Christ which are very old. The church itself is well preserved and maintained. It is located at the main square of the...More

Thank Ross S
Reviewed 29 March 2016

We loved the cathedral and the whole experience around the visit. I mean, there was nothing particularly interesting or different about it. But the feel of "old church" just makes you love the place. Beware of pick pockets, area around it is not very safe.

Thank RacheliuxC
Reviewed 28 March 2016

Church is absolutely breath taking. You must go in to experience the beauty of the statues. Holy Week was breath taking.

Thank Ana S
Reviewed 10 March 2016

The church was built in 1535 and is in good repair. Be sure to walk around to get be able to take it all in. The paintings, while in a bit of poor repair are still beautiful, along with all the wood and stone work.

Thank Jay G
Reviewed 4 March 2016

What a nice 200 years old historical church. I did take some pictures from the exterior and interior.

Thank mfr15
Reviewed 3 March 2016

From reading the the names of the victims of the dirty war outside, listed by type of crime (massacre, missing, abducted...) to the wonderfull paintings inside is a great experience that helps understanding a little bit Guatemalan people

Thank majobermudez
Reviewed 21 February 2016

The Cathedral is is beautiful and the colonial Saints are marvelous, the altar is beautiful and it has a wonderful organ that comes from Germany. After admiring the Cathedral you have to go and vistit the Cathedral*s Museum, just beautiful full of Colonial pieces that...More

Thank Olga B
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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