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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  • The Cathedral is a building of those that easy. Is there "behind" the Constitution square and is hard to even frame the whole Church in the picture! Very cool still be surprised by Bell, who plays from time to time. That's like visiting inside and is worth stopping by. It's extremely beautiful! For more tips and information about tours in Uruguay visit: my Muse blog
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  • Old Catedral in Montevideo so differents from others catedrals of South America. Very interesting artefacts inside . Was opened from Monday to Saturday but closed on Sunday  more »
  • It is a place with some frescoes and a unique marble, is the baptismal font of the national hero. José Artigas also called the peoples hero, framed in the best marbles brought from the outdoor
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