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  • Address: 8 Calle and 7 Av.
  • Hours: Daily 8am–8pm

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Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana)

The Metropolitan Cathedral, also known as the Cathedral of Guatemala City, is the main church of Guatemala City. Located in the heart of town, the main portion of it was built between 1782 and 1815. About 50 years later, the towers were finished. The impressive baroque/neo-classical building with a blue dome is earthquake proof – it’s withstood numerous quakes (it was damaged by two earthquakes and repaired).

Inside there is a collection of work which was originally from the Cathedral of Antigua Guatemalan. In addition, the altars are preserved and feature images of saints and other work from the Cathedral of Antigua Guatemala as well.

Be sure to take a moment and pay respect to the tragic recent history of the country at the 12 pillars, located in front of the cathedral. These pillars were resurrected to pay tribute to the murders and disappearance of thousands of people during the civil war from 1960s through 1996.

Practical Info

Located east of Constitution Square, the Metropolitan Cathedral is easily accessible via public transit.

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Guatemala City and Antigua Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

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Explore Guatemala’s top two cities — Guatemala City and Antigua — in one full day of sightseeing that combines a vehicle tour and a walking tour. In the ...  Read more

Location: Guatemala City, Guatemala
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $67.99

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