"Metropolitan Cathedral" Metropolitan Cathedral - Catedral Metropolitana Tip by Frisbeeace

  Metropolitan Cathedral
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Buenos Aires first chapel was built in 1585 and was consecrated as a Cathedral in 1622. Its present building was begun in the 17th century, along Renaissance line, but wasn't completed until 1829, when its Neoclassic facade was built. The Cathedral houses a number of works of art including the 18th century colonial altar.

The Cathedral also keeps the flags that Argentine troops captured in different battles and wars. On its right hand aisle, the San Martin mausoleum stands together with the tomb to Unknown soldier. This part of the Cathedral is permanently guarded by the Granaderos.

Address: Calle Rivadavia s/n, 1004 Buenos Aires
Phone: +54 11 4343-6272
Website: http://www.catedralbuenosaires.org.a

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  • Written May 26, 2003
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