Metropolitan Cathedral, Buenos Aires
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Av. Rivadavia & San Martin
Buenos Aires C1004AAA
+51 (11) 4331 2845
Religious Site
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The Catedral Metropolitana is the mother church of Catholic Buenos Aires. First built in 1590, it is a mix of architectural styles - neoclassical, neo-Renaissance, Rococo and Baroque - and decked with detail. The 18th century vessels and dome are neo-renaissance in style. Corinthian columns adorn the portico. The wood altarpiece is Rococo. The 19th century façade is neoclassical. The walls and ceilings are frescoed. The Cathedral is trimmed with statues. The Metropolitan Cathedral houses the ornate 'guarded' mausoleum of José de San Martín, an Argentine national hero.
Getting There
The Metropolitan Cathedral is located at the corner of Av. Rivadavia and San Martin and faces Plaza de Mayo. The A, D and E subte lines stop near Plaza de Mayo. Numerous city buses called colectivos stop in the barrios of Monserrat and San Nicolás.
Hours & Times
The Cathedral is open 7:00-19:00 Monday through Friday and 9:00-19:30 Saturday and Sunday. Guided tours, in Spanish only, are offered at 11:30 and 16:00 Monday through Friday and 16:00 on Saturday and Sunday. The Crypt is open at 13:15 Monday through Friday and 10:00 on Saturday and Sunday.
Things to Keep in Mind
Group tours are available in various languages. Advance booking is required.
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