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Catedral Matriz

Calle Sarandi at Ituzaingo, Montevideo, Uruguay
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Ranked #12 of 83 attractions in Montevideo
Type: Religious Sites
Description: 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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Recife, PE
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Located at Plaza Matriz(Constitucion). The best day to visit is on saturdays, when theres's a antiques fair at the plaza.

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Hamburg, Germany
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109 reviews 109 reviews
49 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

A modest church building with a nice, relaxed atmosphere. No spectacular works of art, just a well preserved expression of 19th century religious architecture.

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North East England
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

we ate here several times, and the staff are very helpful, they have a varied menu from steaks to hot dogs and chavitas, a Uruguayan sandwich

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Sudbury, ON, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Unlike many cathedrals which have a cold austere feeling, this cathedral is warm and inviting giving the sense that it is a current place of worship and not a "museum".

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71 reviews 71 reviews
36 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Its a nice church -- but not unlike any other I've seen before. If you are bored and have nothig else to do - take a look..

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Belo Horizonte
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

It is a church a little bigger but not a real Catedral. Nothing special there, maybe only the simplicity of the place which should combines with the catholic faith.

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Montreal, Canada
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203 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

Well preserved church, nice height and depth. The wall at first appear to be all marble and then you realize that it's all plaster with faux finish… Doesn't make it that leas enjoyable, just goes to show how far you can go with "tromp l'oeil"

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Fontana, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Being catholic and Spanish speaker , I was lucky that Sunday Mass was about to start when I got there so I stayed for the Mass and found it to be very solemn. As with any temple around the world there are the uneducated visitors walking around the church with a baseball hat. He looked very American !

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Nice plaza and church in the old city make a nice place to sit in this historic part of town. Good restaurants and ice cream stand there are worth a look, especially the La Caserita Restaurant on the corner, good pizza and beer. Strange not mentioned here in the restaurant section.

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Punta del Este, Maldonado, Uruguay
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152 reviews 152 reviews
41 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

Uninteresting, featureless 19th Century church with very poor interior decoration. Located in the Old City main square, Plaza Matriz. It is free and it is there, so you may just as well pop in.

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