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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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
Ave., where theatre lovers might start their evening at a play and end it in one of the many traditional pizzerias nearby. During the day, Corrientes is known for its many bookshops and classic cafés, which are located just minutes away from some famous landmarks, like the Obelisco, Avenida 9 de Julio, and the Teatro Colon.