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Catedral Metropolitana - Historical Building Buenos Aires - Argentina

Overlooking Plaza de Mayo is one of the most beautiful buildings in the city, though it could be mistaken for a government building or law courts, with its heavy columns and no obvious religious symbols.

Wander inside and you'll find a dim, glowing sanctuary, calm in the face of the busy traffic outside. The tiled dome, golden alter and stained-glass windows surround the solemn resting place of national hero Jose de San Martín (in a mausoleum guarded by statues representing Argentina, Chile and Peru, the three nations freed by the General), while 18th Century paintings and sculptures from European artists can be found in the naves and chapels off the main latin cross. Open 10am-5pm Mon-Fri; 9am-8pm Sat-Sun.


San Martin 27 & Av. Rivadavia

Centro, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Historical Building Types:

Relative price: Free

Open Hours from:10am

Open Hours to:5pm

Contact Information:
Phone: (54 11) 4331 2845

Here are other activities in and around Centro that may be of interest: Manzana De Las Luces, Casa Rosada and Basilica De Santo Domingo.

By Jessica McGovern
30 Aug 2010

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