"Catedral Metropolitana" Top 5 Page for this destination Metropolitan Cathedral - Catedral Metropolitana Tip by Sonador3

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The original church stood on this site starting in 1593 and like so many other buildings, went through many different variations (due to shoddy construction and other reasons) before finally settling on it's current neo-classical design; concluded in 1911. The facade columns represent Jesus apostles, and the memorial contains the final resting place of General Jose de San Martin, General Guido, General Las Heras and the symbolic tombs of the unknown soldiers. The eternal flame (votive candle) is dedicated to General San Martin who is also known as the "Liberator of Argentina"?in other words, The MAN!!

Weekdays 8am to 7pm, Saturday 9am to 12:30pm and again from 5pm to 7:30pm and Sundays from 9am to 2pm and again from 4pm to 7:30pm. Guided tours are available from 4pm to 7pm. Check out the changing of the guard, basically every 2 hours on the odd hour.

Address: 27 San Martin St
Directions: Near Plaza de Mayo
Phone: 4331-2845
Website: http://www.catedralbuenosaires.org.a

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  • Updated May 23, 2004
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