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Catedral Metropolitana de Buenos Aires

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Cecilia Y Fernando
Cecilia Y Fernando
December 30, 2019
Although this is not the most beautiful church in Buenos Aires, it is probably the biggest and the site where our national hero, José de San Martin is buried.
Guille Y Fede
Guille Y Fede
September 23, 2018
The Buenos Aires Metropolitan Cathedral (Spanish: Catedral Metropolitana de Buenos Aires) is the main Catholic church in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It is located in the city center, overlooking Plaza de Mayo, on the corner of San Martín and Rivadavia streets, in the San Nicolás neighbourhood. It is…
Rocio Elizabeth
Rocio Elizabeth
February 28, 2018
Facing the Plaza de Mayo, the Metropolitan Cathedral is the Catholic Church's main site in Argentina, and is where Pope Francis, as Archbishop Jorge Bergoglio, used to perform mass before assuming office in the Vatican in 2013. In Bergoglio's honour, the Cathedral now houses the Pope Francis Museum,…
June 15, 2017
Metropolitan cathedral, you will fine the mausoleum of San Martin, the liberator of Argentina. Catedral Metropolitana, en su interior encontraran el Mausoleo del General San Martin, libertador de Argentina.
August 25, 2018
Tumba del General San Martín

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Monument / Landmark
“• The Obelisk (Monserrat): The "Obelisco" reminds in each of its faces a historical "porteño" fact: the first foundation, in 1536; the second and definitive, in 1580; the first time the National flag was raised in the city, in 1812 (in the church of San Nicolás, which was raised precisely where nowadays the "Obelisco" stands); and the constitution of Buenos Aires as the Argentine capital in 1880. ”
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s/n Calle Rivadavia
San Nicolas, CABA C1004
Phone+54 11 4331-2845
Hours of Operation statusOpen · Closes 6:45 PM