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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  • beautiful imposing. It descanan the remains of the Gral San Martin. very exciting the mausoleum and the changing of the guard of the grenadiers.
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  • Something strange in the architectural style of this Cathedral on the outside. Inside it looks well maintained. A key attraction is to visit the part where the remains of San Martin.
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  • In addition to the religious sense, there lie the remains of the maximum porocer of Argentina. José de San Martín. It is a beautiful architectural construction.
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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