Catedral Metropolitana
Catedral Metropolitana
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Tracey G
Halesowen, UK2,077 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Visited whilst on day trip to capital. Interesting cathedral with lots of history. Not sure about some of the ceiling painting. Look up and you’ll see what I mean
Go in the vaults below for real history
Written 27 April 2023
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Jeff K
Pittsburgh, PA1,977 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
It’s not as unique as the Rosario Church but this one is also very good. Saint Romero is buried in the basement. The sanctuary is on the main floor and is very impressive.
Written 25 January 2023
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Inspired2
Guildford, UK424 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
Not a good idea to be a priest in this church! Many don't survive! very interesting history, but I'll let you visit to find out for your self! pretty inside, make sure you go under to the vault.
Written 14 January 2023
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LolaGo1
Washington DC, DC6,407 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Solo
Located about 500 feet away from my hotel, I visited after checking in.Facing it is a park with the statue of Barrios, San Salvador signage and some Christmas.

The altar is beautiful. Behind it are paintings depicting the life of Jesus.. There are also two huge paintings of Cardinal Romero. stained glass windows, etc. Note that on both sides of the main altar,
are two other altars with religous statues. Highly recommended to visit!
Written 14 December 2022
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Rowan H
Cairns, Australia1,355 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
This enormous cathedral is located directly off Plaza Barrios.

It’s free to enter and has two levels.

The lower level is the crypt and contains the remains of notable individuals and a tribute to Monsenor Romero, a priest who was brutally assassinated in the early days of the civil war (1980) for criticising the government. The second level is the church proper which features a massive dome, not too dissimilar to that of St Peters.

The architecture is impressive, even compared with cathedrals/churches in the rest of Central America.

A must visit while in downtown El Salvador.
Written 3 October 2022
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Kaiser_D
Houston, TX472 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Architecturally the structure is not astounding. There was a mural by a noted artist that was removed by the current archbishop so the façade is even less notable. Still, the main church is located close to other landmarks, does not have an admission fee, is peaceful, and has historical significance. Whether you visit to admire the interior murals or spend time in the cool, peaceful environment to meditate and pray, it is a must-visit site.

Be sure to research the location and related occurrences prior to visiting to maximize the experience.
Written 5 September 2021
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GeneralShamu
New York City, NY1,114 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
Located in the main downtown area, this is a lovely little cathedral. Probably need all but 30 minutes here, max.
Written 4 June 2021
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The World is My Oyster
Orlando, FL19,602 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Solo
This was definitely one of my favorite building in all of San Salvador. The architectural design is flawless, both inside and outside. I loved the memorial to Saint Oscar Arnulfo Romero, who was brutally killed back in 1980, and became a hero of this small nation. Just beautiful at every corner, especially the painted dome!
Written 4 December 2020
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WhiteMouseBurrow
Moscow, Russia2,343 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
An impressive monumental building, it cannot be said that it is an architectural masterpiece, but it makes an impression. Unfortunately failed to get inside.
Written 13 March 2020
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mikebrownnz
Cardiff, UK1,082 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Solo
From the outside this is an interesting building and on the inside it is both an oasis of calm from the city centre hustle and bustle and a beautifully decorated altar and side chapels.

I am not religious but I found this both a beautiful and calming place.
Written 7 March 2020
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