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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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  • Classical 18C catholic cathedral with all the trappings of the high church with renaissance overtones  more »
  • This metropolitan cathedral is the main Roman Catholic Church of Montevideo and the seat of its Archdiocese. The church building dominates Plaza Matriz. Is is also known as Iglesia Matriz. In this cat...  more »
  • The cathedral is located in the Ciudad Vieja neighborhood. I normally try to visit the cathedrals of the cities that I visit. This cathedral is not that different from other Catholic cathedrals. It ha...  more »