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Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana)
Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana)

Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana) Tours and Activities

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The Metropolitan Cathedral, also known as the Cathedral of Guatemala City, is the main church of Guatemala City. Located in the heart of town, the main portion of it was built between 1782 and 1815. About 50 years later, the towers were finished. The impressive baroque/neo-classical building with a blue dome is earthquake proof – it’s withstood numerous quakes (it was damaged by two earthquakes and repaired).

Inside there is a collection of work which was originally from the Cathedral of Antigua Guatemalan. In addition, the altars are preserved and feature images of saints and other work from the Cathedral of Antigua Guatemala as well.

Be sure to take a moment and pay respect to the tragic recent history of the country at the 12 pillars, located in front of the cathedral. These pillars were resurrected to pay tribute to the murders and disappearance of thousands of people during the civil war from 1960s through 1996.

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Guatemala City Complete Day Private Tour

Guatemala City Complete Day Private Tour

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The Guatemala City Tour by a native travel guide is the safest way to know the city. Our travel guide drive you around all the highlights and historical points of the city, with a nice and comfortable vehicle. Your safety is our greatest concern. Immerse in the mystical Mayan civilization with a visit to The Archeological Museum with a unique explanation of all the magical pieces that conforms the History of Guatemala. Then we drive around the city most famous streets and zones only to stop in the Historical Center of Guatemala City, for a three-hour visit to the Market, Main Cathedral, The National Palace, Plaza la Constitution, the 6th avenue and more.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$145.00
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Guatemala City Tour

Guatemala City Tour

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As one of the largest cities in Central America, Guatemala City can be intimidating to tackle on your own. This guided tour removes the challenge and introduces you to Guatemala City highlights in just a few hours: check out colonial homes, theaters, churches, and more, all with the benefit of a guide to tell you about the sights as you pass.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$40.00
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Full day tour in Guatemala City

Full day tour in Guatemala City

Private tour of the cosmopolitan Guatemala City, during the tour you will be able to get to know Guatemala City passing through avenues and important monuments to understand its history through the explanations of our guide, taking with you pleasant experiences where you visit: Avenida Las Américas, Reforma Avenue, Civic Center, Historic Center, Relief Map of Guatemala and finally Paseo Cayalá.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$80.00
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Half-Day Private Tour of Guatemala City

Half-Day Private Tour of Guatemala City

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Private tour, during the tour you will be able to know the city of Guatemala and understand its history through the explanations of our guide, taking pleasant experiences.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.00
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Full-Day Guatemala City Sightseeing Tour

Full-Day Guatemala City Sightseeing Tour

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Take an unexpected excursion through Guatemala City, discovering its unique mid-century architecture, bustling markets and fascinating museums, during this 8-hour excursion. Start with driving tour of city’s main avenues and its National Palace before admiring Guatemala City’s collection of 50s and 60s architecture like the Supreme Court Building and City Hall. During your visit you’ll also get a taste for daily life and shop for souvenirs at the city’s central market and explore Guatemalan history at the National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. Your Guatemala City trip includes a guide, entrance fees and round-trip hotel transport.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$71.80
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Guatemala City Half Day Private Tour

Guatemala City Half Day Private Tour

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The Guatemala City Tour by a native tour guide is the safest way to know the city. Our tour guide drives you around all the highlights and historical points of the city, with a nice and comfortable vehicle. Immerse in the mystical Mayan civilization with a visit to The Archaeological Museum with a unique explanation of all the magical pieces that conform the History of Guatemala. Then we drive around the city most famous streets and zones only to stop in the Historical Center of Guatemala City, for a two-hour visit to the Market, Main Cathedral, The National Palace, Constitution Plaza and the 6th avenue.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$91.54
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Pacaya Volcano at night and Guatemala City Private Tour

Pacaya Volcano at night and Guatemala City Private Tour

This tour is the best way to enjoy your day, first we visit Guatemala City historical center, we will walk the central plaza, the central market, The Cathedral of San Jose, National Palace and the 6 avenue, after looking the amazing central plaza of Guatemala City we drive to Pacaya Volcano, this 1 hour and 30 minutes middle start just before the sunset, so we can climb with some day light to appreciate the fauna and flora of the region, once we arrive at the lava rivers we will stay there to see the sunset and all the lava that appear once the sun goes down, while there we will have a small dinner and some marshmallows roasted with the lava. After more than an hour there we start going back to the base camp and then back to your hotel.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$185.89
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GUATEMALA City & ANTIGUA Guatemala, 1 Full Day Each.

GUATEMALA City & ANTIGUA Guatemala, 1 Full Day Each.

This tour is going to be full of history, get to know the two main cities that Guatemala has had in all its years of existence after the Spaniard conquest. Guatemala City is our attraction for the first day. You will appreciate the main cultural, residential, commercial and, the economical infrastructure of the city. The old downtown, including The Main Square, The Cathedral Church, the Old Presidential Palace (from outside). In the afternoon We can visit either National Archeology Museum Or POPOL VUH & IXCHEL Museums. 2nd. Day: ANTIGUA: Stop at the CERRO DE LA CRUZ Lookout, to see Antigua City and Valley from above. We´ll move to the Main Square, Cathedral Church, The Regent´s Palace, The General Captain Palace. The Merchant´s street, Santa Catalina´s Arch, and La Merced Church will be visited, Santo Domingo Monastery, Jade Museum and Factory too. In The Afternoon: Chocolate MUSEUM and Handcraft Market.
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  • 2 days
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Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana) hours of operation: Daily 8am–8pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 8 Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana) tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana) costs USD 40.00. Guided Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana) tours start around USD 40.00 per person. See all 8 Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana) tickets and tours on Viator.
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