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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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Amazingly Beautiful

Very soothing feel to the place and perfect place to wander looking at impressive art and architecture.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I like that they did not charge you to enter this cathedral. It's not massive nor particularly ornate but it has some pretty alters and statues dotted around. Not somewhere I would make a special visit to see but worth visiting if passing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very soothing feel to the place and perfect place to wander looking at impressive art and architecture.

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New City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

If you saw it from the outside, you'll be unimpressed because it doesn't look like much on the outside, especially if you're viewing it from the park just in front of it. For this reason, others didn't want to bother with it, while I did. There are plenty of sculptures to see in this place, scattered about the cathedral and... More 

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Hellerup, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

This is a very beautiful cathedral - inside - the outside is rather plain. It has a lot of beautiful alters and statues, and the (fake) marble is also beautiful. Quickly seen though.

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

Beautiful Cathedral, a very calm place that you can spend some time to tune out and contemplate thoughts.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

Similar to the cathedral in BA, pretty small potatoes - much too late to be interesting in terms of architecture and little if any art of interest.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I try to visit an historic church everywhere we travel. cathedral Matrix was lovely and a testament to the draftsmanship of days gone by along with the faith in God that seems also to have wained. Stunning architecture and great spirit. It is quite certain thousands of good souls have passed through the doors of this beautiful... More 

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Weston, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016

Like all cities. Everything evolved around the plaza and the Cathedral is a must in Spanish cities. It is an old church, not luxurious like others around the world. Uruguay was not rich like Peru or Colombia. They had gold and silver. It is a standard church, nothing too special. I have been in churches in Montreal and they were... More 

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

Is one of the best church i. Uruguay. Cathedral is at ciudad vieja and the location is at plaza matriz. Really good from spanish colonia

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Princeton, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

The walls are not in marble but are actually in Egyptian woodwork, it is located in Constitution square close to the famous fountain and other interesting buildings.

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