Catedral Metropolitana, Buenos Aires

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#4 of 326 in Historic Sites in Argentina
Despite its undoubted importance as a religious landmark, Catedral Metropolitana is best known as the burial site of General Jose de San Martin, Argentina's celebrated national hero. You can see San Martin's sarcophagus at a mausoleum inside the church--note the statues of three women guarding the general and representing Argentina, Chile, and Peru. The somber cathedral, which looks more like a bank building from the outside, also contains the remains of other Argentinean war heroes. Arrange your visit to Catedral Metropolitana and discover more family-friendly attractions in Buenos Aires using our Buenos Aires tourist route planner.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Presents details and decoration very delicate and old. Inside the mausoleum of San Martin is located.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Well maintained and very beautiful roof as well as the work in carpentry to the banks of the curia metropolitana
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  • August 15, 2017
    It's amazing how the cathedrals and churches have become points of interest over time. Place with beautiful works of art and very well maintained.
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  • July 23, 2017
    A beautiful and recently well maintained cathedral steeped in the history of Argentina. It is also an active place of worship.
  • May 2, 2017
    A beautiful and historical place to visit. Awesome structure. The only downside is that every thing is marked in Spanish and there is no guide for the Tour or help. A definite must see place
  • February 16, 2017
    Amazing place to visit, full of art, full of architecture and history. If you like that, if you like to sightseeing and visit its a nice place. Near the centre its a beautiful place to learn about.
  • March 30, 2017
    Bardzo ładna katedra. Very pretty cathedral. Sehr schöne Kathedrale. Muy agradable catedral.
  • February 12, 2017
    Beautiful! Look at the ceiling and the floor (entirely covered with Venetian mosaics). Don't forget to visit the San Martin's mausoleum

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