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Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana)

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Address: Plaza de Armas, Santiago, Chile
Phone Number: 56-2-26962777
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There are better zones in Santiago to walk and explore, however, it is a good option to take some time to visit this and other important historical buildings in downtown.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Morelia, Mexico
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Morelia, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There are better zones in Santiago to walk and explore, however, it is a good option to take some time to visit this and other important historical buildings in downtown.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a beautiful cathedral. Take time out to walk around the outer perimeter. There is a new crypt under the alter. The design is simple but very respectful to this gran building.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Take the Free tour, there is an English version and it shows you everything to do to enjoy the city.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth a visit if you are in Santiago. Gets a little crowded in the evening but it's well kept compared to the other ones. The whole place around the cathedral gets full of artistic activities in the evening and lights up. Lots of folks playing chess on the street and free concerts.

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Edina, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is located in the Plaza de Armas. Stunning structure. If you are hoping to get picture without gobs of people, you'll need to go early. TIP: keep an eye on your wallet / purse in this area.

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Tempe, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must see, and you can get the inside access to the church. It was beautiful! The craftsmanship is epic.

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Like other reviewers, it is worth looking at the lovely tile floor throughout the building and the magnificent painted ceiling and stain glass domes. Beautiful building. Bear I mind it is a working building so keep out of the small chapels when people are praying etc. Great place to visit.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Impressive ceilings! Usually you would walk around and see the statues and paintings, but have a seat and look up!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's worth popping into the cathedral if you're in Plaza de Armas, but it's nothing to write home about.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's a pretty monument. Go enter and catch in love of the arts. The walls and statues have Spanish and Italian influence. It's is a must historical and religious stop

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