Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), Santiago

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Built over a period of five decades from 1748 to 1800, Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana) was a long time in the making but, for those who appreciate spectacular architecture, worth every stone. The Spanish cathedral still serves as the center of the archdiocese of Santiago de Chile, and as the seat of the region's archbishop. The cathedral's twin spires, which used to tower imposingly over the city, now stand in the shadow of modern buildings--the cavernous interior still impresses. Admire the intricate frescoes adorning the roof, thousands of black and white tiles forming a pattern on the floor, and the stark, austere crypts. Put Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana) into our Santiago vacation planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Santiago.
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  • The area is ugly despite the Cathedral if it is beautiful in itself. It saves lots of jewelry art, molding and arquitecruta in their spaces
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  • Fine example of neoclassical architecture. Richly ornamented, by images, confessional, well cared for, beautiful photos in door
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  • Beautiful Cathedral in its travel to the Plaza the Armas. Impressive architecture. Part must be in Santiago
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  • OMG! This place is just a piece of art. Fantastic
  • This cathedral is across from Plaza de Armas so it worth a visit. Very peaceful space and is good for photographers.
  • Beautiful! One of the most well maintained churches I've been to in South America.
  • Nice cathedral. Quintessential Catholic shrine in Latin America. Definitely worth a look.
  • Absolutely beautiful church.