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This 1827 cathedral, a mixture of several architectural styles, houses the remains of Argentine Liberator General Jose de San Martin in a marble mausoleum.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Calle Rivadavia s/n | San Martin, Buenos Aires 1004, Argentina
San Nicolás
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+54 11 4331-2845
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Check it out, I was quite surprised. It looks like a court building or some other kind of government structure from the road. I was very surprised to find out that it was actually a church. It is a huge place, and very beautiful.

Thank Curtez151
Reviewed 5 days ago

We are not Catholic but enjoyed our visit to this cathedral, home church of the current pope. There are some famous people buried inside, and there is a daily changing of the guard for one. There is also a small section devoted to the Jews...More

Thank Lipadad
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With free entrance and art work who can complain. This is a great stop if you are in the mail plaza. Great architecture and art inside

Thank sarahsP93ZJ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Metropolitan Cathedral is the main Catholic church in Buenos Aires where present Pope Francis used to lead mass as Archbishop of Buenos Aires, before assuming office in the Vatican (Rome, Italy) in 2013. The Cathedral is located in the city center, overlooking Plaza de Mayo....More

Thank Tassaduqhussain51
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The main cathedral for BA, and the cathedral where Pope Francis came from, doesn’t look like a cathedral from the outside. We saw it while we were at Plaza de Mayo / Pink House and thought it was a museum / Court House / City...More

Thank mcsc-squared
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

This cathedral houses the remains of not only many cardinals but also a 24 hour Prrsidential Guard / Granaderos outside the tomb of San Martin who played a major role in the 19th century struggle for independence. His counterpart in the war for South America’s...More

Thank DrErickJMannPhD
Reviewed 28 June 2018

Impressive building. Not overly ornate like some but still very nice inside. Lots of nice side alters for quiet reflection. This is where Pope Francis worked when we was in the city. Underground station beside the building so it is easy to get to.

Thank Berdy2014
Reviewed 25 June 2018

The different architectural styles of the cathedral are interesting, but otherwise, I've been to more impressive cathedrals. Worth a quick visit if you're in the area.

Thank ogol17
Reviewed 19 June 2018

This is a very inspiring place to visit. The space is huge, the decorations amazing. It is good to quietly contemplate in, and it's nice when everyone is qiet and respectful.

1  Thank brentling
Reviewed 13 June 2018

Beautiful Architecture, kind of looks greek from the outside. Inside the church beautiful, main alter just gorgeous.

Thank Krystal P
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Nearby
San Nicolas
Immersed in the sound of honking horns and the
footsteps of busy office workers, the Microcentro area
of San Nicolás is where visitors will encounter the
true hustle and bustle of Buenos Aires, walking down
streets lined with office buildings and banks. The
financial district is well-known for its vibrant
atmosphere and unstoppable rhythm during office hours.
After dark, the hubbub and migrates to Corrientes
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wtraveler53
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Response from JonesesofCanberra | Reviewed this property |
sorry wtraveler, we were just passing by, it was open and we walked inside and didn't take any notice of the hours of openess. cheers
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