San Salvador’s Metropolitan Cathedral swaps the old-world colonial architecture in other Central American cities for a more modern, clear appearance. Seated near the other gorgeous structures like the National Theater, the Metropolitan Cathedral is just one of the many buildings to photograph while strolling the city’s historic center. Remember that this active place of worship was built for parishioners first, so be polite with your dress and photography when visiting.
You don’t need to attend a formal mass to see the beauty of the Metropolitan Cathedral inside and out. You can visit on your own while spending time downtown. Many visitors opt to see the cathedral and other city sites during an organized sightseeing tour. These private and group tours often stop at the Metropolitan Cathedral, National Theater, and local markets. Some also offer pick-up from the airport and visits to other nearby towns.