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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  • When you pass the front doesn't give a lot of attention, not by a long shot is one of the most beautiful buildings of the region but upon entering, we were speechless. The Church is beautiful, rich architecture, breathtaking. We recommend a lot! And go take your time to admire every bit.
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  • Uubicada in Ituzaingó and Sarandi, opposite the square matrix. The plant has three aisles with a transept and dome is supported on a cylindrical drum. A side spandrel area, gives access to the chapel of the Blessed Sacrament. It is circular and is roofed with a dome. Since its inauguration, it has undergone numerous modifications and repairs throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. As it was customary in the 19th century, lie in it the remains of illustrious figures who died in the city, religious or not. It is dedicated to the Inmaculada Concepción and the patron saints of Montevideo, Felipe y Santiago. Opening hours: every day during the opening of the same. It is free of charge.
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  • Love looking at the artwork and architecture inside the churches and cathedrals and this one didn’t disappoint. Well worth a visit.  more »

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