Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), Santiago
(4.4/5 based on 7,000+ 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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  • Must-see if you go to Santiago, impressed me much its architecture and the beautiful stained glass windows adorning its windows and walls. Well preserved. I loved it
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  • Church located in downtown Santiago. Beautiful architecture, impeccable. One of the most beautiful I've seen q. Worth a visit is no need to pay anything to enter.
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  • If you want that spiritual tranquility you must attend this Cathedral, also gives you a good walk to the priests who are no longer with us.
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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.