Catedral Matriz, Montevideo

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The main Roman Catholic church in Montevideo, Catedral Matriz is an ornate, European-style building in the heart of the city. A vestige of Spanish colonialism, a brick version of the cathedral was constructed in 1740, with the current Neoclassical structure replacing it soon after in 1790. A plain exterior hides the elegant interior of gold and marble. Inside you'll also find tombs of notable Uruguayan figures, as well as those who fought during the British invasion. Make Catedral Matriz a part of your Montevideo vacation plans using our Montevideo trip builder .
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  • October 4, 2017
    Leaving Independence Square, take the pedestrian Sarandi and scroll down to the port Market. On the way you will find the Plaza de la Constitution, being that it is the Cathedral. Simple on the outside, but pretty imposing inside. Left outer side, one can see the influence of Spanish architecture.
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  • October 3, 2017
    Moment of reflection ... you feel comfortable and at peace when you accommodate in one of the pews of the Cathedral. Note every corner and detail. W/me to visit was essential.
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  • October 2, 2017
    Dating back to the colonial era of Montevideo. He had subsequent reforms and additions to the present day. In spaces where there is a courtyard garden lattice on the pedestrian Sarandi, existed until the beginning of the second half of the 20th century a number of businesses taking advantage of the arches of the reinforcement of the roof of the nave of the Church structure. Currently, in addition to cult activities are different concerts with orchestras and choirs invited, both national and from different cities of the world.
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