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  • Address: Calle Ruben Dario, San Salvador, El Salvador
  • Hours: Open from 8 a.m. until noon and from 2 until 4 p.m. daily.

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Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana) Tours

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. 

Practical Info

Metropolitan Cathedral is located near the Cuscatian Avenue and 2a Calle Oriente at Plaza Barrios. It is open from 8 a.m. until noon and from 2 until 4 p.m. daily.

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San Salvador City Sightseeing Tour, San Salvador, null
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San Salvador City Sightseeing Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

Take a  tour of the El Salvador's capital city to see notable sites including the Metropolitan Cathedral, National Theater and National Palace. If you opt for ...  Read more

Location: San Salvador, El Salvador
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $45.00
San Salvador Stopover City Tour and Adventure, San Salvador, City Tours
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San Salvador Stopover City Tour and Adventure

Take this San Salvador stopover tour and visit the main streets and avenues, the main residential area and the highlights of the capital city. Later, ...  Read more

Location: San Salvador, El Salvador
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $149.00
Full-Day Monsignor Romero City Tour, San Salvador, Half-day Tours
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Full-Day Monsignor Romero City Tour

Probably the most recognized figure in El Salvador, Monsignor Romero became famous for his preaching in defense of human rights and was killed in the exercise ...  Read more

Location: San Salvador, El Salvador
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $99.00
San Salvador Layover Tour: City Sightseeing and Joya de Cerén, San Salvador, Day Trips
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San Salvador Layover Tour: City Sightseeing and Joya de Cerén

Got a long layover at Monseñor Óscar Arnulfo Romero International Airport? Get out and explore San Salvador and nearby Joya de Cerén on this 4- ...  Read more

Location: San Salvador, El Salvador
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $40.99
San Salvador Layover Tour: Private City Sightseeing and Museums Tour, San Salvador, Layover Tours
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San Salvador Layover Tour: Private City Sightseeing and Museums Tour

Hit the highlights of San Salvador on this 4- to 6-hour private sightseeing and museums tour, and enjoy round-trip transport from Monseñor Óscar ...  Read more

Location: San Salvador, El Salvador
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $38.99
San Salvador City and Shopping Tour, San Salvador, Layover Tours
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San Salvador City and Shopping Tour

See the city of San Salvador and its most important and interesting places including a visit to the Palacio Nacional, Teatro Nacional, Iglesia el Rosario, Coin ...  Read more

Location: San Salvador, El Salvador
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $56.00
San Salvador and Panchimalco City Tour, San Salvador, City Tours
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San Salvador and Panchimalco City Tour

Dare to feel in touch with the cultural roots of El Salvador, starting in San Salvador. The city with greater political, economic, social and demographic ...  Read more

Location: San Salvador, El Salvador
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $68.75
San Salvador City Tour, San Salvador, City Tours
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San Salvador City Tour

What are you waiting to take this half day tour and visit the main streets and avenues of the great San Salvador? This tour will take you to the main ...  Read more

Location: San Salvador, El Salvador
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $40.00
San Salvador Layover Tour: City Sightseeing and El Boqueron National Park, San Salvador, City Tours
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San Salvador Layover Tour: City Sightseeing and El Boqueron National Park

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Make the most of your long layover in San Salvador by taking 4 hours to tour the city and visit the majestic volcano affectionately known as El Boquerón, ...  Read more

Location: San Salvador, El Salvador
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $42.99
San Salvador Combo Tour: City Sightseeing and El Boquerón National Park, San Salvador, Layover Tours
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San Salvador Combo Tour: City Sightseeing and El Boquerón National Park

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

See San Salvador and its immense, majestic volcano on an informative, private half-day tour. Make the most of your time in San Salvador, exploring its bustling ...  Read more

Location: San Salvador, El Salvador
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $40.99

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