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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. Take a look at our Montevideo family vacation planner to schedule your visit to Catedral Matriz and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Church with a beautiful interior architecture. Has images sacred important parts and full of history.
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  • Beautiful Cathedral of Montevideo, located in the old city. Opposite the square matrix another beautiful construction. First was a church then in 1790 was started the construction of the current building. There are buried several characters of Uruguayan history Artigas, Rivera, Jancito Vera. Damaso Larrañaga and others. A very well maintained building. Sunday mass is celebrated there. In front of the cabildo of montevideo. Beautiful places not to miss in a tourist tour through the old city of Montevideo.
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  • There is the baptismal font where was baptized José Artigas in 1764 (together with a photocopy of the parish book of the time). It was also the burial place of other actors in Uruguayan history.
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