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Catedral Matriz

Address: Calle Sarandi at Ituzaingo, Montevideo 11000, Uruguay
Phone Number: 02915 7018
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Ranked #6 of 83 Attractions in Montevideo
Type: Religious Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Notable for its domed bell towers, this 1804 cathedral is the burial place for some of the...
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Type: Religious Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals, Sights & Landmarks
Owner 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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MONTEVIDEO
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

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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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.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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182 reviews 182 reviews
150 attraction reviews
614 helpful votes 614 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.

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Santiago, Chile
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190 reviews 190 reviews
151 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
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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136 reviews 136 reviews
86 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
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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8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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Dublin, Ireland
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41 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Stunning Cathedral in the heart of the old town. Well worth a visit to have a look around and for some quiet reflection.

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Magnolia, Tx.
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157 reviews 157 reviews
30 attraction reviews
266 helpful votes 266 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We stopped here for a visit while on our own self-guided walking tour of historic Montevideo, & this cathedral has a beautiful early 19th century interior. The exterior facades don't do it justice. The only thing that would've made our visit more enjoyable would've been pre-printed handouts in the top 5 languages of visiting tourists. I looked all over for... More 

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

If you are in Montevideo, visiting the cathedral is a great way to get into the history of the city. If you are lucky (like i was) you can even meet the arch-bishop of Montevideo (uruguay's most important religious authority) and he may want to show you around.

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