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Catedral Metropolitana

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Address: San Salvador, El Salvador
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A true historic treasure!

Very nice Cathedral. This is the main and most important Cathedral in El Salvador and one of the nicest in Central America. On the basement you can make a visit to Archbishop... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 November 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

During my trips to El Salvador most of my trip are for business but this time I made time to visit this beutiful Catedral.

Thank Enot R
San Miguel, San Salvador, El Salvador
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Catedral Metropolitana in San Salvador, capital city of El Salvador, is one emblematic site for Catholics because was the place where Oscar Arnulfo Romero and Galdámez, asked for the peace of the country. Every sunday thousands inside and listeners to the radio waited his preaches. Now his body is kept in a special place and visited for everybody who take... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

Most stunning church right in the center of san salvador. The ceiling is just wonderful andso are the rest of the church too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

In the best location in the Capitaql your will find the Cathedral. Lovely construction and the ceiling are just beautiful. Worth a visit.

Thank Rob R
Kolkata, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Located bang in the City Centre in San Salvador, this place is worth a visit while you are in San Salvadore. Entrance is through a side door as the main door was closed when we visited. The ceiling is beautifully decorated. The Altar has 12 pictures instead of statue of Jesus which hangs from the top. The cupola is beautifully... More 

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Burlingame, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

This cathedral is historical and has been visited by the pope. Monsenior Romero is buried there. Beautiful design and history. Worth seeing. Book a tour that includes this church.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

The new Cathedral Methropolitana was built in 1999 in memory of Archbichop Oscar Romero who was killed in 1980 by death squads. Roberto D'Aubusson was named by the UN-created commission Truth for El Salvador as the politician who ordered assassinate of Romero. Oscar Romero was buried in the same Cathedral and it is the main reason why it's visited by... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Very nice Cathedral. This is the main and most important Cathedral in El Salvador and one of the nicest in Central America. On the basement you can make a visit to Archbishop Oscar Romero's grave. The Cathedral is conveniently located at San Salvador's Down Town.

Thank Javier C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Monseñor Romero was a human rights defender assassinated in 1980. The tomb is in the lower level of the catedral you have to go down throufh a side door in the right side. There is parking also in the right side of the Cathedral. The main nave of the Cathedral is also worth the visit.

Thank Cynthia R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

The catedral is very beautiful. It has the Spaniards arquitecture. It the home of Monseñor Romero. They have 2 mass daily. Across the catedral there is the Palacio Naciól a very beautiful. On the other side there is the market where you can buy many things.

Thank jhnolasco

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