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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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  • The Cathedral is located in the old town, close to some other points of interest like the port Market, Independence Square and Door of the Citadel. Worth in, visit the interior and enjoy the architecture. On Sunday, there is a handicraft and antiques on the square in front of the Church.
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  • If you're passing by, it pays to come in and take a picture, but don't go just by the Cathedral.
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  • Very pretty and open to visitation. A Gregorian chant in the background Pack the visitor. Worth the visit. Enchanted.
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