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Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana)
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Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana) Tours and Tickets

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The national cathedral of El Salvador may not offer the same old-world architectural charms—like ornate stone work and detailed religious statues—of its European counterparts, but the iconic white Roman Catholic church is still a stunning monument and homage to San Salvador’s deeply religious roots.

Once the site of a violent massacre where some 40 people were killed during a stampede at the funeral of Archbishop Oscar Romero, today the iconic structure offers a bit of peace and tranquility for visitors to this capital city. The white façade gives way to a colorful interior, where images of the Divine Saviour and a four-column bladcchino bless the main altar. Travelers can spend a moment in quiet contemplation, light a candle, and take in the massive paintings that depict moments in the life of Christ while on a visit to the nation’s most famous cathedral.

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Open from 8 a.m. until noon and from 2 until 4 p.m. daily.
Calle Ruben Dario, San Salvador, El Salvador
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Half day| San Salvador City Tour

Half day| San Salvador City Tour

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Get a sense for the historical highlights, beautiful handicrafts and fascinating culture of San Salvador during this 4-hour sightseeing trip. Check out national El Salvadoran landmarks like the Metropolitan Cathedral, National Palace and ‘El Salvador del Mundo’ (Savior of the World Square). You’ll also have a chance to shop for souvenirs at the San Salvador handicrafts market and discover the city’s main residential areas. This San Salvador sightseeing trip also covers a guide and round-trip hotel transport.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.00
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$55.00
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Full day | San Salvador City Tour and Boqueron Volcano

Full day | San Salvador City Tour and Boqueron Volcano

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Journey to the capitol city of El Salvador during this city and volcano tour, including round-trip transport from select hotels. First, explore the city with a guide who knows the best and safest ways around, and see San Salvador Cathedral, Iglesia El Rosario, Plaza Libertad, and the National Palace. Then travel to San Salvador volcano, and stroll the streets of Santa Tecla.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.00
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$69.00
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City Tour San Salvador

City Tour San Salvador

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CITY TOUR We will visit the main residential areas of the city, its most important avenues, the craft market and the Historic Center of San Salvador where it is located: the Metropolitan Cathedral, the National Palace, the National Theater and the enigmatic church the rosary
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$39.99
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$39.99

Highlights of San Salvador: Explore Old City Downtown, local market and volcano

Highlights of San Salvador: Explore Old City Downtown, local market and volcano

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Explore the highlights of the city with a native guide of San Salvador. Visit major historical spots, main avenues, commercial and residential districts, sightseeing landmarks and monuments that commemorate relevant historical figures and events. Many public buildings in El Centro were made during years of splendor of coffee exports, with a mix of architectural styles. Since the recent renovation Downtown is nicer and safer than ever to walk. Many businesses are boosting up and it has become "the place to be". Walk the streets learning details of events that occurred on this very place over almost 500 years of history and the people that took part in it. From colony to Independence. From the Federation to the Coffee Republic. From military regimes to democracy. From repressions to big celebrations and presidential inaugurations. On the afternoon visit a local market (you can have lunch here) followed by a walk in the cloud forest at El Boquerón Nat. Park, on San Salvador volcano.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.00
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$85.00
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San Salvador and Panchimalco City Tour

San Salvador and Panchimalco City Tour

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Explore the city of San Salvador and the colonial town of Panchimalco on this all-day guided tour. Learn about the history of El Salvador through the capital city’s monuments and landmarks, including El Salvador del Mundo, Cuscatlan Park, and the famous Metropolitan Cathedral. From there, head to one of the oldest pre-Columbian cities in the country, Panchimalco.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$96.16
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$96.16
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Express tour of the Historic Center of San Salvador

Express tour of the Historic Center of San Salvador

A personalized and fast tour of the historic center of San Salvador will let you know in a synthetic way one of the most important places in the country.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.00
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2 Day Private transit tour in El Salvador from the airport

2 Day Private transit tour in El Salvador from the airport

Make the most of your time in San Salvador, the Central American capital that punches well above its weight, with this unexpected 2-day, 1-night city visit. Check out the sublime views from the Devil’s Gate, a rock formation just outside of town, and learn about the life of human rights activist Monsignor Romero at his city memorial. You’ll also explore Mayan history at the UNESCO World Heritage site of Joya de Cerén and enjoy the beautiful scenery of Boquerón National Park. Your trip also covers a guide, accommodations, entrance fees, daily breakfast and round-trip hotel transport.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$160.00
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$160.00
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San Salvador Historic Center Tour

San Salvador Historic Center Tour

You will have a unique experience visiting the historic center of San Salvador. You will have the company of a certified and knowledgeable guide of the history and culture of the country.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.90
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$35.90
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San Salvador Half- day City tour

San Salvador Half- day City tour

See some of the most interesting areas in the capital including new residential areas from the west part in town, with the beautiful viewpoint where you will get the best photo of the valley, see the Salvador del Mundo plaza where families and friends get together during evenings, on route see Parque cuscatlan and the interesting Flor Blanca castle, you will walk in the city center enjoy an inside visit of Famous El Rosario Church, main plazas in city center, if available your guide will take you to the coin museum. Optional visit to the national palace is available from Tue to sat. Return to your hotel.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$12.00
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$12.00
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Suchitoto and San Salvador Guided Combo Tour

Suchitoto and San Salvador Guided Combo Tour

Suchitoto, its name means "Place of Flower Birds” in Nahuatl, and offers the essence of the old colonial architecture. where it seems the time has stopped. Visit its beautiful cobbled streets, art galleries, the Ruins’ Theater, the House of Crafts and the Santa Lucia Church, built in 1853, one of the main attractions of the city for its architecture and its historical significance, you will be able to take a walking tour through the quiet streets of the city. Later, enjoy excellent views of Suchitlán lake in Casa 1800 Suchitoto, a local restaurant with beautiful gardens and where you can enjoy the nature and watch and listen some bird species. Later, take a panoramic tour through the Salvadorean Capital City, visit the main avenues and monuments of San Salvador, the primary residential, the Historical Centre (Metropolitan Cathedral, National Palace and National Theatre), the "Divina Providencia Chapel", where Monseñor Romero was murdered, and El Rosario Church.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.00
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What are Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana) hours of operation?
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Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana) hours of operation: Open from 8 a.m. until noon and from 2 until 4 p.m. daily.. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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