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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  • Beautiful church, has many details both on its facade. Original its source of water blessed, which there is that touch some hands for outbreak the water. Religious products, sold on the outside and the time I was out there had put to the Virgen del Carmen, by one of the doors with a prayer for the faithful.
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  • Visit the if or if, pins them statues living from outside, fabulous altar and pulpit, stained glass and chapels.
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  • Almost every trip includes a cathedral visit, and this one is worth seeing. A quick 5 minutes, or longer if you wish, is well spent seeing the magnificent structure. Located om Plaza de Arms, there ar...  more »
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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.