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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.
8 Calle | 7 Av., Guatemala City, Guatemala
+502 2504 6868
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Typically located in the town square. It is a beautiful building, with fantastic history. While there take a walk around the town square.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank badge2283
Reviewed February 11, 2019 via mobile

We used the rainy day for visiting old downtown Guatemala and enjoyed a tour through the palace and the cathedral.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 827maritar
Reviewed January 30, 2019

Chapels behind iron gates. InterestIng paintings of the life of Christ. Filled with light. Small gift shop.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 25, 2019 via mobile

This is a pleasant church but nothing special. It is worth going in if you walk the Plaza de la Constitucion. It is always nice to say a prayer and light a candle

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank evanses5
Reviewed December 11, 2018

the cathedral id enormous.. we loved it.. beautiful inside and out.. I regret not taking the tour up to see the bells..

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed December 10, 2018

I am always amazed at how intricately designed these cathedrals are and they continue to be well maintained and respected. Great to visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 7, 2018

Located in the heart of the city, beautiful images, near the National Palace, the Cathedral has a beautiful images of saints, the perfect place to attend to mass.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

Guatemala City’s historical center used to be a bit dangerous but now a days it is a great place to stroll and take in the sites, one of which is the cathedral which is quite beautiful.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Julio507
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

I visited here during my visit in Guatemala city and it was the best the cathedral was very pretty and old which I like a lot this is even one of the churches that Pope john paul ii visited during his visit in Guatemala which...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank romansD1471DL
Reviewed May 31, 2018

This is the highlight, along with The National Palace, of Zona Uno, the historic center of town. The blue domes are unusual in Latin America. Inside is pretty as well, which is not always the case. It is flanked by the National Palace, and a...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank DonAlbertoDeQueretar
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February 5, 2018|
Response from lcb5310 | Reviewed this property |
I do not know. I would check their website.
October 30, 2016|
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Response from JorgeC1421 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there! Yes, there's handicapped access. No worries, you can enter without problem. Regards!
June 20, 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.