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Metropolitan Cathedral

The Cathedral of San Salvador is in the hustling and bustling Plaza Barrios. Its construction is modern, and the start of its construction dates back to 1888. At that time it was built only with wood and sheets of plywood. It was completely burned to the ground in 1951. People had to rebuild it and the cathedral that we see now is only from 1999, and it's the last Roman Catholic cathedral to have been blessed in this millennium. The cathedral's style is called "ecliptic," which mixes Byzantine columnar elements and Romanesque arches. Its facade is decorated with colorful mosaics with hand painted motifs of the country.

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