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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  • I was expecting a grand cathedral but this is heavier inside. Lots of very old shrines and a modern piece just at the back which is thought provoking. Just on plaza de mayo so easy to see with...  more »
  • I'd been looking for this cathedral, then I saw the pictures in TA and, aha, found it. The dome is in the rear so it doesn't stick out. Equally understated the interior is fabulous. For a National...  more »
  • Easy to find on the same square as Casa Rosada. Very serene and cool inside. I liked the architecture. Worth visiting for believers and sight seeing too! A visit to the tomb of San Martin is...  more »
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