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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  • If you're going to do a city tour, will probably the Cathedral. She herself is beautiful, historic and everything, but it is in a central and, like all Central metropolis, is an area that has a strong insecurity, despite the presence of the Carabineers (PM). Be very careful with your belongings and feel that the path will be squeezed out of people (almost always) get out of the place. Several local tv programmes discuss almost daily the issue of immigration as a generator of increased shoplifting (much of an advantage the fact of having only reports of theft and robbery not) and the presence of immigrants in the area is visible, especially in the numerous street houses Augustinas Exchange where such immigrants are concentrated.
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  • Beautiful Cathedral in the Centre of Santiago, which houses remains of four large Chilean generals. The architecture of this Cathedral is divine!
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  • A nice option for the Santiago Center go to the Cathedral, admission is free and the Cathedral is very picturesque. It can be very easily in subway.
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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.