Catedral Metropolitana, Guatemala City

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From your first sight of Catedral Metropolitana, you'll be impressed by the striking and majestic facade. Its strength and majesty is not just cosmetic; the building, constructed in baroque and neoclassical styles, has withstood numerous earthquakes over the years. Today it serves as the main church for Guatemala City, having been consecrated in 1817. Inside the cathedral, look for the 12 pillars dedicated to the memory of the thousands of people who disappeared during the violence of the country’s internal armed conflict, which lasted from 1960 to 1996. Plan to see Catedral Metropolitana and other attractions that appeal to you using our Guatemala City trip planner.
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  • Really "quite awesome" once stepped inside this cathedral was seeing its main aisle which I would just describe as one "packed with grandness" where along its both sides are not small but "quite... 
    Really "quite awesome" once stepped inside this cathedral was seeing its main aisle which I would just describe as one "packed with grandness" where along its both sides are not small but "quite...  more »
  • On the East side of Ciudad de Guatemala's important "Plaza Mayor de la Constitución", the very heart of its historical center, you will find this impressive construction. This the "Santa Iglesia... 
    On the East side of Ciudad de Guatemala's important "Plaza Mayor de la Constitución", the very heart of its historical center, you will find this impressive construction. This the "Santa Iglesia...  more »
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  • Beautiful cathedral! Very well preserved. The main square is clean, live music, lots of locals and street food. We visited the first week of this year in our trip around the country to visit the beautiful spots it has.🇬🇹🇬🇹🇬🇹
  • Beautiful. I didn't go inside but once you pass by, especially with the dramatic lights at night, you will be in awe. It puts the palace next to it to shame honestly lol

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