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Catedral Metropolitana - Other Activity Guatemala City - Guatemala

Guatemala City’s cathedral is not particularly attractive, but it was built to survive earthquakes - and it has. Indeed, it is one of the only buildings around the square that survived the city's major earthquake in 1917. Inside the cathedral are many colonial paintings, some brought here from Antigua when the capital was moved. However, the most interesting detail is on the outside: Etched into the stone pillars are the names of the vanished victims of the country’s internal conflicts, a poignant affirmation of the permanent fight for justice.

Avenida 7 and Calle 8, Zona 1

Guatemala City, Guatemala

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East side of the Parque Central.

Travel Tips: Open 8a.m. – 12p.m. and 3p.m. – 7p.m.

Price Description: Free.

Relative price: Budget

Travel Skills: beginner/easy.

Here are other activities in and around Guatemala City that may be of interest: Jardín Botánico, Iglesia De San Francisco, Iglesia Yurrita, Iglesia De Santo Domingo, La Aurora Zoo and Iglesia San Miguel De Capuchinas.

By Joanne Sykes

Born and raised in Yorkshire, England, Jo is currently working as a freelance travel writer in Latin America. With degrees in...

03 Sep 2009

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