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Catedral Metropolitana

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Address: San Salvador, El Salvador
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A true historic treasure!

Very nice Cathedral. This is the main and most important Cathedral in El Salvador and one of the nicest in Central America. On the basement you can make a visit to Archbishop... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The new Cathedral Methropolitana was built in 1999 in memory of Archbichop Oscar Romero who was killed in 1980 by death squads. Roberto D'Aubusson was named by the UN-created commission Truth for El Salvador as the politician who ordered assassinate of Romero. Oscar Romero was buried in the same Cathedral and it is the main reason why it's visited by... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice Cathedral. This is the main and most important Cathedral in El Salvador and one of the nicest in Central America. On the basement you can make a visit to Archbishop Oscar Romero's grave. The Cathedral is conveniently located at San Salvador's Down Town.

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Thank Javier C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Monseñor Romero was a human rights defender assassinated in 1980. The tomb is in the lower level of the catedral you have to go down throufh a side door in the right side. There is parking also in the right side of the Cathedral. The main nave of the Cathedral is also worth the visit.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

The catedral is very beautiful. It has the Spaniards arquitecture. It the home of Monseñor Romero. They have 2 mass daily. Across the catedral there is the Palacio Naciól a very beautiful. On the other side there is the market where you can buy many things.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

More of the Salvador history and worth the time to go inside. The architecture, painting and stained glass is beautiful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

Our visit here was very nice. The church is beautiful and was easy to find and enter. We looked around the main church for a while then went downstairs to see Monsignor Romero's tomb. There was a small table set up with the sweetest nun ever sitting there. She welcomed us, gave us both a small pendant, and had us... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

Now that the Centro Histórico has been rearranged you can visit Catedral Metropolitana. If you want to see Monseñor Romero's final resting place you have to go to the crypt [entrance is on the east side]. Both sides [east and west] have parking space.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

How could you come to El Salvador without seeing the Church where Oscar Romero was killed. To visit El Salvador you have to learn about the war, and this was a key spot. While perhaps not as impressive inside as other historical churches, just going in you can feel the histroy

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

I have been in the Cathedral many times, now is a mandatory stop point for anybody going to San Salvador downtown area, there is parking and it is safe. The times to visit are now (april 2016) from 6-6 so it gives more time to visit.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

This church is tall and impressive outside, without ever been breathtaking. Inside it is quite nice (but again not spectacular). You are not allowed to take photos sadly. Worth a quick look of you are in the area but not a must do.

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