Catedral de Montevideo, Montevideo

The main Roman Catholic church in Montevideo, Catedral de Montevideo 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. Make Catedral de Montevideo a part of your Montevideo vacation plans using our Montevideo trip builder .
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  • The Basilica Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and San Felipe and Santiago de Montevideo It was built between 1790 and 1804 is in neoclassical style. The temple is a construction consisting of three naves, which correspond to the three aerials of the facade giving access to a fairly spacious atrium. The facade highlights its colossal order by topping the columns with Ionian capitals in the central nave and is ornamented access to the side naves with elegant pilasters topped also with capitals of the same order. The large curved pediment that denounces the central nave's cannon is completed with two towers that harmonize with the front and the dome. Inside reside great artistic works and are also buried great personalities of the history of our country.
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  • It is located in front of Plaza Constitución also known as Plaza Matriz, in the old city. Construction began in 1790. Declared a National Historic Monument in 1975. It is simple on the outside and its interior is very nice.
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  • A solid but not over ornate Baroque building near the centre of Montevideo.
  • Pristine condition, clean, grand. Lovely place for a quick stop.
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