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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
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+502 2504 6868
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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

Thank DonAlbertoDeQueretar
Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

Good way to spend some time. Safe and fairly clean. You can feed the pidgins. Lots of shopping nearby and 2 blocks from the central market. Find the churro guy. Awesome churros! Safe place. Though not as grand a plaza as say Mexico City’s zocalo...More

Thank 56003Richard
Reviewed April 4, 2018

IMPRESSIVE. I could stop my review now, but there is a 100 character limit. So , here I go. Maybe it is timing or appreciation to be here before the Easter season. Guatemala is passionate about the Passion of Christ, Easter Week, Easter, and the...More

Thank Rudi R
Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

Metropolitan Cathedral is the main church of Guatemala City and is located at the Parque Central in the center of the city. Its massive structure incorporates baroque and classical elements and has withstood numerous earthquakes.

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Reviewed March 6, 2018 via mobile

What an incredible Church. The paintings and murals on the wall are some of the best I've ever seen in my life. There are so many things that are adorned with gold and silver and platinum it is beyond imagination. If you're into religious artifacts...More

Thank camines4me
Reviewed February 10, 2018

A must see in Guatemala city. Beautiful and many good sculptures and designs. Would recommend a day and evening visit, because of lighting with taking photos.

Thank Mike J
Reviewed February 5, 2018

This is a very beautiful cathedral in the center of Guatemala City. The pipe organ is very impressive. In front of the cathedral, there are 12 pillars covered with many of the victims of their civil war.

Thank MitziMarmot
Reviewed January 1, 2018

In the center of the city, it is located at Parque Central. Damaged during two earthquakes...1917 and 1976...it has been repaired. Very austere interior. What was heart wrenching was seeing the 12 pillars outside the church with the names of the thousands of people who...More

Thank Linda B
Reviewed December 23, 2017

This is really nice Cathedral, built between 1782 y 1815, the towers completed in 1867. It is located at the Parque Central in the center of the city. Its massive structure incorporates baroque and classical elements. On 28 October 2003, Pope John Paul II authorized...More

Thank Francisco A
Reviewed December 22, 2017

We went to the church because one of our friends daughter was turning 15. Before her party the family had a service for her in this church. It is one of the oldest churches in Guatemala and so beautiful. Amazing architecture and very ornate. Parking...More

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Response from Jorge C | Reviewed this property |
Hi there! Yes, there's handicapped access. No worries, you can enter without problem. Regards!
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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.
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