Catedral Metropolitana, Buenos Aires

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Despite its undoubted importance as a religious landmark, Catedral Metropolitana is best known as the burial site of General Jose de San Martin, Argentina's celebrated national hero. You can see San Martin's sarcophagus at a mausoleum inside the church--note the statues of three women guarding the general and representing Argentina, Chile, and Peru. The somber cathedral, which looks more like a bank building from the outside, also contains the remains of other Argentinean war heroes. Add Catedral Metropolitana and other attractions to your Buenos Aires trip itinerary using our Buenos Aires online route builder .
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  • There is a lot of building work going on around this cathedral and it is easy to miss Once inside there are three main aisles and on either side several small chapels. Some of them are being renovated...  more »
  • Beautiful Cathedral with great conservation worth the visit. Stay right next to casa rosada so it is very easy to reach.
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  • It is colonial in style, hardly Vatican-like, more humble and in sore need of renovation which is now in place. Floors are amazing! Look up as well. And respect the honor guard for a fallen hero inter...  more »
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  • It's a beautiful cathedral. Close to all other attractions in the centre and very nice to visit with family, friends and couple.
  • Cool cathedral and beautiful on the inside. It was the seat of Pope Francis when he was the archbishop. There's also a changing of the guards that protects the tomb of General San Martín. The guards although definitely do not have as much discipline as British or Canadian guards. Don't be confused by the exterior of the Parthenon, it is the cathedral.
  • Nice and cool when it's hot outside. And it's a beautiful cathedral.
  • A unique and very beautiful place, a lot of details into it's construction, a huge and beautiful organ tubes.
  • A beautiful and recently well maintained cathedral steeped in the history of Argentina. It is also an active place of worship.

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