Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), Santiago

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Tourist Spots
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4.4/5 based on 6,500+ reviews on the web
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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  • Cute place for concer is easy to get this in front of la.plaza, only takes a few minutes visit
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  • Very beautiful Cathedral. A quiet place to pray and meditate. Worth visiting. It is located in a very busy square, which houses historic buildings.
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  • Had the chance to walk around Plaza de Armas for an hour or so and very much enjoyed the cathedral and how it dominates the skyline there. The architectural design is beautiful and very much looks lik...  read more »
  • 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.
  • Very beautiful and big Cathedral, quite amazing architecture.
  • Nice Catedral which has been rebuilt 5 times due to earth quakes. Which is why it still looks good
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