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Catedral Matriz

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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.
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Incredible!

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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73 reviews 73 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 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.

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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

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New York City, New York
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36 helpful votes 36 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.

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MONTEVIDEO
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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.

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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.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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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.

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Santiago, Chile
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Located in Plaza Matriz, this catholic church has a beautiful interior and is worth seeing if you're passing by. Many notable Uruguayans are interred here, including former presidents, military leaders and priests. The cathedral was declared a National Historic Monument in 1975. As an added bonus, there was a fair in the plaza when I visited on a Saturday and... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The Metropolitan Cathedral, also called Iglesia Matriz, is the main church in Uruguay, and one of the oldest. In front of Plaza Matriz, it is in the Ciudad Vieja (ancient city).

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Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The cathedral is worth a visit, it respires calm and even grandeur. The 'plaza' in front is kept clean, and on saturdays and sundays there is a small antique market.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I was lucky to visit during Sunday evening Mass. The Cathedral was packed, giving the mass great atmosphere, and the service was truly impressive (even for a total agnostic). Cathedral's interior is beautifully preserved, and it is one of the more elaborate in South America.

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