Guatemala Metropolitan Cathedral

Local nameCatedral de Santiago de Guatemala
LocationGuatemala City, Guatemala

The Cathedral of Guatemala City, also Metropolitan Cathedral, officially Catedral Primada Metropolitana de Santiago, is the main church of Guatemala City and of the Archdiocese of Guatemala. It is located at the Parque Central in the center of the city. Its massive structure incorporates baroque and classical elements and has withstood numerous earthquakes. Damage by the devastating earthquakes of 1917 and 1976 has been repaired. The inside of the cathedral is relatively sparsely decorated but impresses by its size and its structural strength. The altars are ornate and decorative. In front of the cathedral stand a series of 12 pillars, solemnly remembering the names of thousands of people forcibly disappeared or murdered during the counterinsurgency violence of Guatemala's internal armed conflict, which began in 1960 and lasted until the final peace accord was signed in 1996.

Tags ChristianPlace of Worship
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Guatemala City and Antigua Full-Day Tour from 70 USD

Opening hours

Cathedral museum:
Tue - Sat: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.; 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Sun: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Admission

General admission to the museum: GTQ 20

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cathedral_of_Guatemala_City

Address 7A Avenida, Guatemala City, Guatemala

Coordinates 14°38'29.746" N -90°30'44.754" E

Tours and activities: Guatemala Metropolitan Cathedral

Guatemala City and Antigua Full-Day Tour

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