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Address: Calle Sarandi at Ituzaingo, Montevideo 11000, Uruguay
Phone Number: 02915 7018
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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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Do not miss the baptismal chamber

Typical cathedral with some lovely sculptures. The baptismal chamber, all in marble, is very pretty. You could miss it as it's near the exit, on the left.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Ottawa, Canada

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Typical cathedral with some lovely sculptures. The baptismal chamber, all in marble, is very pretty. You could miss it as it's near the exit, on the left.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lovely cathedral with numerous side alcoves. Lot of Ecuadorean history here with local heroes buried inside. Well worth 30 minutes or more of your time

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cyprus
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great looking cathedral. Nice ceilings, nice sculptures, chandeliers. Convenient as it is in the center of the old city. Worth seeing.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very well kept and astonishing religious decoration, marble, wood and glass are mixed in elegant forms and colorful spaces. It is with no doubt a must to visit. Definitivamente preciosa Catedral en donde se mezclan vitrales, imágenes talladas y cultural bien mantenida. Totalmente recomendado

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The renovated neo classical Cathedral faces the Cabildo and is the venue for many of the city’s society weddings. Lots of hystory inside!. On the same side of the square you’ll find the Gurvich Museum, which contains a small collection of paintings, ceramics and wood carvings by José Gurvich, one of Uruguay’s leading constructivist artists. (opening hours: Monday to Friday,... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 610 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very European style Cathedral, side chapels and lots of Marble and gold. The stained glass windows are very high up but I photograohed as best I could. Definitely nicer inside than out and definitely a must visit on any city walking tour.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Located on Plaza Matriz and close to Plaza de Independencia, this is Uruguay's main cathedral. It's beautiful inside with lots of history, worth a visit.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 428 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Short walk from the central Plaza de Independencia, is another square, dominated with this cathedral. It's a classic Spanish style cathedral with two bell towers. If it was in other, more interesting city you would probably just pass it seeing it over your shoulder. Luckily, it was Sunday, so there was a mass which was glorious. A lot of homeless,... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Very nice example of Spanish Colonial Architecture. Seems very well cared for and visited. Pretty. Located in Plaza Matriz, aka Plaza Constitución. Also next to restaurant El Corte, where president Bush dined during his state visit in 2007.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

This cathedral has several names, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception as well as the Cathedral Metropolitana de Montevideo. It is located across the street from a park. It is the oldest public building in the city. There are notables from Uruguay buried here. It is open daily. I have been in many beautiful cathedrals in Europe and this would be... More 

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