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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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In the middle of Old City, the Catedral looks very simple outside, but is wonderful inside and deserve the visit. Spend some time walking around the neighborhood to know Ciudad... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2015
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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

In the middle of Old City, the Catedral looks very simple outside, but is wonderful inside and deserve the visit. Spend some time walking around the neighborhood to know Ciudad Vieja.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Although very simple on the outside, the Roman Catholic Cathedral Matriz in Montevideo is pretty and peaceful in the inside. This Colonial Neoclassical style Basilica is more than 200 years old. It took 14 years to be built from 1790 thru 1804. It is located in the "Ciudad Vieja ", Old City, across Plaza Matriz. The inside is well taken... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 392 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 via mobile

The Metropolitan Cathedral is the mother church of Uruguay, hence La Matriz, and holds the tombs of some of the most famous Uruguayans. The bell tower figured quite prominently in history itself. (See below). The cathedral is over 200 years old, and therefore predates Uruguay itself. The exterior is not particularly striking, but the interior is quite beautiful. The dome... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 386 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

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.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 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.

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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.

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Belo Horizonte, Braz
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 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

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 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

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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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Address: Calle Sarandi at Ituzaingo, Montevideo 11000, Uruguay
Phone Number: 02915 7018
Location: South America  >  Uruguay  >  Montevideo Department  >  Montevideo

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