We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Calle Sarandi at Ituzaingo, Montevideo 11000, Uruguay
Phone Number: 02915 7018
Description: Notable for its domed bell towers, this 1804 cathedral is the burial place...
Notable for its domed bell towers, this 1804 cathedral is the burial place for some of the country’s most important figures.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 1,112 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 513
    Excellent
  • 461
    Very good
  • 125
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Very well Preserved

This is a must if in this area of town. We stopped by here one evening as a mass had just ended and the inside of the building was beautiful. Everything was taken care of very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
Erich H
,
Kentucky
Add Photo Write a Review

1,112 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Bangkok, Thailand
Top Contributor
608 reviews 608 reviews
392 attraction reviews
358 helpful votes 358 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

The interior of the cathedral does not have the riches of other South American churches. It remains simple in style and perhaps more in keeping with its original religious function.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kentucky
Top Contributor
151 reviews 151 reviews
88 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This is a must if in this area of town. We stopped by here one evening as a mass had just ended and the inside of the building was beautiful. Everything was taken care of very well and the details in the architecture was great.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Edmonton
Top Contributor
190 reviews 190 reviews
128 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The interior is amazingly bright, painted in reflective white showing off the wonderful alter and stained glass. The copula is amazing to see.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Belo Horizonte, Braz
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

Visit the Cathedral, it is a nice buildind at the Old City.. the building is well conservated...during your trip, nake a pit stop and pray s little

Was this review helpful? Yes
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Top Contributor
181 reviews 181 reviews
137 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

i have visited 100s of churches in Europe and this is one of the most pristine I have ever seen. Very clean and impressive a mist see when in Montevideo.

Was this review helpful? Yes
West Chester, PA
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Not the grandest basilica in the world, but a worthwhile stop-off on the Plaza Matriz (aka Plaza Constitucion). Pretty baptistry and the tombs of Lavalleja and Presidents Suarez and Rivera. Mass schedule is pretty limited

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
27 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Nice cathedral with many statutes and stain glass windows. Nice respite if it is warm outside and there are many nooks and crannies that are worth exploring.

Was this review helpful? Yes
MONTEVIDEO
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

History and religion melt here. Great place to visit, know abour history and Pray. Great maintenance and excellent mass in the little chapel dedicated to Our Mother Mery. Virgen de Monserrat has an outstanding place . Nice shop to buy some mementos.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

It is a nice place to get to know a little more about the history of the country and the city. It has beautiful statues and it is a very calm place to stop and sit in peace.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Charleston, South Carolina
Top Contributor
230 reviews 230 reviews
194 attraction reviews
700 helpful votes 700 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

This House of GOD is not just another Olde Church. There is a different aura about it. With the blend of statuary, art, and artifacts this church has it's own character. Slowly move through the church and take it all in.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed Catedral Matriz also viewed

Montevideo, Montevideo Department
Montevideo, Montevideo Department
 
Montevideo, Montevideo Department
Montevideo, Montevideo Department
 

Been to Catedral Matriz? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Catedral Matriz staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?