Catedral Primada, Buenos Aires

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Despite its undoubted importance as a religious landmark, Catedral Primada 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 Primada and other attractions to your Buenos Aires trip itinerary using our Buenos Aires online route builder .
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  • It is very close to Casa Rosada and other monuments. It is worth the visit even though not professing the Catholic faith because the temple is very beautiful.
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  • For those who are religious I believe it is a mandatory stop. For those who like to know places on account of stories this is also the place. Rustic environment, very beautiful. Historical architecture.
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  • Spectacular Catholic temple of important historical value of the city. It is worth checking, preferably on the occasion of some solemnity or Mass.
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  • The exterior is more in the style of the Pantheon (Rome), with corinthian pillars supporting the large triangular pediment. From the outside, doesn't look like a place of worship. But step inside and you are met with a number of beautiful altars aside from the main one. The mausoleum of Jose de San Martin is housed here, protected by two smartly dressed guards
  • The Greek style front-exterior and Roman dome made me thinking it’s a government building but it ends up to be a Catedral Church without single cross outside. What a surprise! The interior was full of the Baroque decoration. The mausoleum of General San Martín was solemn and elegant
  • Very impressive cathedral behind the facade of an governmental-like building which seems much smaller than it actually is. Only when you are inside you see the impressive decorations and cathedral, including a small chapel in which the liberation of Argentina is remembered, protected by 2 live guards inside the cathedral.
  • Beautiful cathedral. with visiting. Change of guard at about 5pm on Sunday. mass at 5:30pm Also 2 masses in the morning
  • Very beautiful. It has mausoleum of Jose de San Martín, the liberator of Argentina, Chile, and Peru.
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