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. Arrange your visit to Catedral Metropolitana and discover more family-friendly attractions in Buenos Aires using our Buenos Aires tourist route planner.
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  • The churches of Buenos Aires in general are very beautiful, well preserved and of splendid architecture. But, the Cathedral's special ... the floor to ceiling has historical details, not to be missed for those who love art, architecture, etc. Worth in addition to admire from the outside, enter and admire your interior.
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  • We. Spent just a few minutes for photos. An old fancy Catholic Church. Peaceful place in Recoleta area of Buenos Aires. Just one block from the cemetery  more »
  • The Cathedral of Buenos Aires is a part, especially if you can, as we have, watch the Holy Mass. Beautiful and imposing and there can watch the change in the guard at the tomb of the national hero.
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  • An enormous cathedral - a very simple yet pleasing visit in one of the places the current pope went to. The entrance is completely free, but you can buy souvenirs in its shop.
  • grand cathedral at playa de mayo. one of my favourite places to visit in buenos aires
  • Very beautiful cathedral, near the Subte and by the way you have to take care with homeless people.
  • A beautiful building, it has a lot of history and it's definitely worth a visit.
  • Hermoso edificio