Catedral Metropolitana
Catedral Metropolitana
4.5
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
About
Built between 1782 and 1868 on the edge of Plaza Mayor, this Baroque-styled church contains ornate altars, statues and colonial artwork.
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LuizDutraNeto
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,571 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
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 Catedral Basílica Metropolitana de Santiago de Guatemala", previously known as "Catedral Primada de Centro América". It was built between 1782 and 1815, and was rebuilt on many occasions due to the several earthquakes that have struck the country along the years. It was built following the characteristics of the baroque and neo classical architectural styles, with a surprisingly "simple" interior. It is devoted to the cult of "Santiago El Mayor", the Patron Saint of Guatemala. Unmissable while in Ciudad de Guatemala! Enjoy!
Written 6 August 2020
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gladbags
Florida46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2013 • Solo
My brother says one cathedral looks like another, and to some degree he is correct. BUT when visiting historical cities one must visit historical sites which also includes churches and cathedrals. Not necessarily from a religious perspective but architecture, art and the realization that the past lives through these structures. That's what I felt about the Guatemala Metropolitan Cathedral. Though there was a small service in progress and I explored in a respectful manner, i felt welcomed and the sounds and smells only enhanced the beauty of the moment. Actually it is not that large but situated on Constitutional Plaza with many vendors outside as well as children playing added to the reality and importance of the cathedral and in the lives of the people who are proud of their heritage. It's a must if you are in Guatemala City.
Written 8 October 2013
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Viajero447
Los Angeles, CA56 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Friends
Located at the Centro Historico easy access walking or by taxi.. close to Mercado de Artesanias and stores to shop around.. Well maintained with a lot of history.. Bring your camera..
Written 16 April 2015
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626mrt
Guatemala City, Guatemala28 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Family
Zone 1 or "Downtown" is not a safe place to go. There is a lot of delinquency, the people are very dirty and pee on the street, so it stinks. The buses are unregulated and there is a lot of black smoke coming from them. So if you visit, be prepared to return home with your clothes and hair smelling like smoke. Don't bring any valuables as they might get stolen. And be prepared to smell all what the dirty streets have to offer you.
Written 3 June 2019
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Judi L
Denver, CO659 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Friends
From the outside this Cathedral looks like a warehouse, but inside it is a jewel. The stained glass looks like sunset, and the seven stations of the Christ are made in a modern way using metal. This is a most unusual place to visit.
Written 4 April 2015
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Robert S
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL881 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Friends
This is a lovely building of worship that is worth some time to visit, contemplate and ponder the meaning of life! Not much chance it could be built today.
Written 28 November 2019
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tittyandrade
Guatemala City, Guatemala40 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
If you come to Guatemala City you have to visit Catedral Metropolitana at center of the City. Is a nice church, pretty view and inside is really interesting.
Written 7 October 2019
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LUCILA T
New Orleans, LA174 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
I was and am awed by this humungous church and its great art and history. we saw many historical statues and monuments. awesome!!!
Written 6 October 2019
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R K
Palm Springs, CA198 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Friends
Dirty, surrounded by beggars, police everywhere. Everywhere I went due to being tall I was accosted. It has a passing interest. I hear it's nice inside, don't see it myself since it looked scussy from the outside. Been, done that, never to return.
Written 14 November 2016
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majobermudez
Buenos Aires, Argentina47 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016
From reading the the names of the victims of the dirty war outside, listed by type of crime (massacre, missing, abducted...) to the wonderfull paintings inside is a great experience that helps understanding a little bit Guatemalan people
Written 3 March 2016
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