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Catedral Matriz, Montevideo
(4.3/5 based on 2,200+ reviews on the web)
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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  • It's a church that gets a lot of peace. Permanently with a sound of sacred songs in the background. Recommend
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  • Very beautiful Cathedral. It is worth visiting because it has both the religious history as well as a great historical reality of the country. It's a shame that often is closed.
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  • Visit recommended, beautiful church! Tiles on the floor. Altar with art from the pulpit; the sagrada Familia emblazoned on the altar.
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