Catedral de la Plata, La Plata
(4.7/5 based on 2,000+ reviews on the web)
Crane your neck back to fully appreciate the enormity of Catedral de la Plata, one of the biggest cathedrals in South America. Opened in 1902, the Neo-Gothic cathedral dominates the old town of La Plata, with its twin spires soaring 112 m (367 ft) above the ground. Step inside to appreciate the cathedral's relatively well-lit interior, as expansive windows allow light to filter into the cavernous room. Take the elevator to the top floor of the cathedral for a breathtaking view over La Plata. Use our La Plata vacation route planner to visit Catedral de la Plata on your trip to La Plata, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Huge, beautiful, (neo) kind of exposed brick. A construction that we attend with family due to her Majesty, in the heart of La Plata. The view from the panoramic viewpoint is well worthwhile, and Additionally the Museum which is located in the basement is very interesting and contains many historical pieces on the construction of the Cathedral.
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  • With the our Lady of Sorrows parish Gothic style started to be built in 1885 and was completed (the last part of the towers) in 1995. Is the temple more important of America, as so also the most high, that in its peak has a cross that slashing them 120 meters of height. 100% built with exposed brick has no iron columns, its bottom walls possess more than one meter wide. Worked outside on each of the sides is magnificent and an elixir for the eyes. When you enter likely dropping slightly the lower jaw of one. Its Gothic style in the colonnades is magnificent, the stained glass incredibly majestic and retailers, in the dome above the altar are statues of Saints 12; behind the altar, carved wood furniture hand is exceptional. An interesting point is behind this is the Virgin Mary with black tunic. Under the building and entering the right side of the grand staircase, there is a museum with many info of the construction of the Cathedral, the graves of Dardo Rocha and his wife (founder of the city of La Plata) and a couple of Christian art galleries (which are rotating) are the mismisimos of this fantastic building basements. Since there is used a lift and reach the height of 87 meters with great views of the city, and if the weather permits will get to see the coast of Uruguay. The Museum and the ascent to the Tower has an entry with cost, in my last visit to pay $50 per person
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  • One can relate the architecture to Spanish origin. Church is kept very nicely. One can feel the piece at god's place. Highly recommend this visit if one is interested in history. 
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  • Un lugar imponente
  • Absolutely breathtaking, a must see during your travels and every weekend there are craft markets happening in the plaza opposite the Cathedral where you can experience the local cuisine.A fun place to take your kids and a nice place to relax and read a book.The Cathedral is nice and central between the commercial centre of the city and within walking distance of pretty much everything. If you're in town go check it out.
  • Worth a visit, when visiting this city. Quite impressive in size and design.
  • Muy linda
  • First place you have to visit in La Plata... it is not necessary to climb up the elevator unless it's a beautiful sunny day...