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

Guatemala City ATTRACTIONS See all

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 Sightseeing Tour

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See Guatemala City’s top attractions on an afternoon sightseeing tour. It’s a great way to orient yourself with the city, and it keeps your morning ...  Read more

Location: Guatemala City, Guatemala
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $28.99
Full-Day Guatemala City Tour, Guatemala City, City Tours
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Full-Day Guatemala City Tour

Guatemala City or also called La Nueva Guatemala de la Asunción, is locally known as Guatemala or Guate). It's the capital and largest city of the ...  Read more

Location: Guatemala City, Guatemala
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $69.00
Guatemala City and Antigua Full-Day Sightseeing Tour, Guatemala City, Full-day Tours
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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
Private Tour: Guatemala City Morning or Afternoon Tour, Guatemala City, Day Trips
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Private Tour: Guatemala City Morning or Afternoon Tour

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Tour the largest city of Central America with a local guide to see important landmarks such as the National Palace of Culture, Metropolitan Cathedral, the ...  Read more

Location: Guatemala City, Guatemala
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $54.00
4-Day Tour: Guatemala City, Antigua, Chichicastenango Market and Lake Atitlan, Guatemala City, ... 
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4-Day Tour: Guatemala City, Antigua, Chichicastenango Market and Lake Atitlan

Join this 4-day tour with an informative and entertaining guide, including round-trip transport from Guatemala City. You’ll learn about local history ...  Read more

Location: Guatemala City, Guatemala
Duration: 4 days (approx.)

From USD $365.00
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Full-Day Guatemala City Sightseeing Tour

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The tour can begin from Guatemala City or Antigua depending where you are staying. It begins with a visit to the Hotel Zone heading towards the city center.  ...  Read more

Location: Antigua or Guatemala City, Guatemala
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $70.00

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