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“Interesting Square and Cathedral, but avoid GC.” 3 of 5 stars
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Metropolitan Cathedral
8 Calle and 7 Av., Guatemala City, Guatemala
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Owner description: Built between 1782 and 1868 on the edge of Plaza Mayor, this Baroque-styled church contains ornate altars, statues and colonial artwork.
Willemstad, Curacao
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“Interesting Square and Cathedral, but avoid GC.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Got out of our taxi on the main square last week, to kill some time before catching an overnight bus to Flores/Tikal. Were instantly in the middle of a gun battle! Therefore, as the square and Cathedral are only marginally interesting, (check out the square in Antigua, or Cusco, Peru, or Bogota but skip this one!) I would avoid Guatemala City entirely. We were in the city for 4 hours and had three (yes, three) "exciting" moments. Fly to Flores.

Visited February 2013
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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“Worth a stop”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

We enjoyed a stop inside the cathedral to see its architectural details and discreetly observe parishoners. We also appreciated seeing the pillars outside the cathedral that list names of people who were killed or disappeared during Guatemala’s civil war are a sobering sight. This historical church is well worth a stop if you’re looking for the highlights of Guatemala City.

Visited January 2013
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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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“Good Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

For anyone that wants to visit Guatemala City the Cathedral is a most view for everybody. Its a colonial perfect architecture .

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Greenville, North Carolina
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“free wanderings in an old church”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

How can you go wrong? You're in parqe central, it's right there, it's free... just go inside and check it out. It's not the most beautiful cathedral I've ever seen but it's definitely worth seeing.

Visited December 2012
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Frisco, texas
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“Nice old grand Cathedral”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

Nice place, plenty of people visiting. Located in the center of the city near park, market etc. Lots of families visiting.

Visited November 2012
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