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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  • Regardless of religion, the site conveys an infectious and peace is part of the story the Buenos Aires. Next to casa rosada and the Cabildo Museum is an attraction not to be missed. Recommend the tour and await the return of guards at the monument to San Martin in the interior of the Church. Detail: from 2013 became even more famous for being the Church that the Pope Francisco attended.
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  • One of catedráticas most beautiful buildings I've ever known in South America. Stately architecture, beautiful stained glass Windows and a single floor, which was meticulously placed, Pebble by Pebble. The altar also impresses, but the body of work is that it takes the note 10!
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  • The Cathedral is so beautiful. Not advise visitors on Sundays, unless you intend to attend the mass. The place is too crowded.
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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