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Catedral Metropolitana

Calle Rivadavia s/n | San Martin, Buenos Aires 1004, Argentina
+54 11 4331-2845
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This 1827 cathedral, a mixture of several architectural styles, houses the remains of Argentine Liberator General Jose de San Martin in a marble mausoleum.
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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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“san martin” (65 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Calle Rivadavia s/n | San Martin, Buenos Aires 1004, Argentina
San Nicolás
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The main cathedral for BA, and the cathedral where Pope Francis came from, doesn’t look like a cathedral from the outside. We saw it while we were at Plaza de Mayo / Pink House and thought it was a museum / Court House / City...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This cathedral houses the remains of not only many cardinals but also a 24 hour Prrsidential Guard / Granaderos outside the tomb of San Martin who played a major role in the 19th century struggle for independence. His counterpart in the war for South America’s...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Impressive building. Not overly ornate like some but still very nice inside. Lots of nice side alters for quiet reflection. This is where Pope Francis worked when we was in the city. Underground station beside the building so it is easy to get to.

Thank Berdy2014
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The different architectural styles of the cathedral are interesting, but otherwise, I've been to more impressive cathedrals. Worth a quick visit if you're in the area.

Thank ogol17
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very inspiring place to visit. The space is huge, the decorations amazing. It is good to quietly contemplate in, and it's nice when everyone is qiet and respectful.

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Reviewed 12 June 2018

Beautiful Architecture, kind of looks greek from the outside. Inside the church beautiful, main alter just gorgeous.

Thank Krystal P
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Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

It looks like something you’d see in Rome no it’s in Plaza de Mayo and it’s the Cathedral It’s beautiful inside with beautiful paintings and you’ll see a couple guards too more ornamental rather than protection Thought they were stuffed at first Yes it has...More

Thank Vivienne N Keit... A
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Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

From the outside it does not look like a cathedral, in fact we had already walked past it thinking it was a government building and had to turn backache! Looks a a temple with all those columns! Inside there is a lovely mosaic floor, lots...More

Thank vagabondafelice
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Reviewed 31 May 2018

It does not look like a cathedral from the outside but inside is very nice. This is the home of the Archbishop and was Pope Francis' home in the past. You will see his picture there often. Gets pretty crowded as it is right on...More

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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

A very beautiful church.The architecture is grand.The inside is beautiful and Grand.You can make a quick visit on your city tour.

Thank SE s
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financial district is well-known for its vibrant
atmosphere and unstoppable rhythm during office hours.
After dark, the hubbub and migrates to Corrientes
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wtraveler53
24 May 2017|
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Response from JonesesofCanberra | Reviewed this property |
sorry wtraveler, we were just passing by, it was open and we walked inside and didn't take any notice of the hours of openess. cheers
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