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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. Add Catedral Metropolitana and other attractions to your Buenos Aires trip itinerary using our Buenos Aires online route builder .
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Catedral Metropolitana Reviews
A Catedral Metropolitana de BA assim como a maioria das construções eclesiásticas mais antigas é maravilhosa! Uma pena que estava com alguns andaimes para reforma do teto, motivo pelo qual algumas fot... more »The Metropolitan Cathedral of BA as well as most of the oldest ecclesiastic constructions is wonderful! A pity it was with some scaffolding to reform the ceiling, which is why some photos were frustrated. Place with lots of art and recommended for lovers of history. It guards the remains of General José de San Martin and the Unknown Soldier of independence.
Whilst it looks like a Greek temple on the outside it is the inside that you need to see. Beautiful mosaics on the floor and an ornate ceiling that must be seen. It also contains the tomb of General S... more »
The exterior is more in the style of the Pantheon (Rome), with corinthian pillars supporting the large triangular pediment. From the outside, doesn't look like a place of worship. But step inside and you are met with a number of beautiful altars aside from the main one. The mausoleum of Jose de San Martin is housed here, protected by two smartly dressed guards
The Greek style front-exterior and Roman dome made me thinking it’s a government building but it ends up to be a Catedral Church without single cross outside. What a surprise! The interior was full of the Baroque decoration. The mausoleum of General San Martín was solemn and elegant
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