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Catedral Matriz

Calle Sarandi at Ituzaingo, Montevideo 11000, Uruguay
+598 2915 7018
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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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Calle Sarandi at Ituzaingo, Montevideo 11000, Uruguay
+598 2915 7018
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I love to visit sacred spaces in all countries I visit. This one was ornate, and historic. It was a peaceful place and one of the highlights of our visit to the city.

1  Thank Harbridgetrek
Reviewed December 30, 2017

Went in to escape the rain. A lovely old building. Inside is nothing extraordinary but is worth a look.

1  Thank gerleg12
Reviewed December 30, 2017 via mobile

A beautiful cathedral, good for a reflection pause during our travel. Lighted a candle and gave thanks for a blessed year.

1  Thank ew-br
Reviewed December 7, 2017

Outside structure very nice, build arround 1800, with nice towers and 0ne big interesting clock. Inside 1 big altar and some small chapels. The catedral is quite big Very nice situated, in from of Plaza Matriz, where tourist are able to find antiques exhibition mostly...More

1  Thank Pedro B
Reviewed November 29, 2017

Catedral Matriz is at Plaza Matriz square, on pedestrian street Peatonal Sarandi. Apart of the exterior, nothing inside really impressed me.

Thank Guido C
Reviewed November 28, 2017

The Catedral Matrix is a somber structure but easily recognised a a place of worship and peace. The usual dress code of modest wear applies.

Thank Ronnie S
Reviewed November 19, 2017

The church was inaugerated in 1804 and has two bell towers (one with a clock), one on each side of the building. Inside the church has a central nave with two side aisles and a cupola. The floor is beautifully tiled. Perhaps the feature that...More

Thank westy54
Reviewed November 7, 2017

Old Catedral in Montevideo so differents from others catedrals of South America. Very interesting artefacts inside . Was opened from Monday to Saturday but closed on Sunday

Thank Maciej G
Reviewed October 27, 2017 via mobile

An interesting and well kept Cathedral with lots if history to it. The interior is full of interesting artefacts and details and is peaceful as well if you want a time to reflect orange just think. The Plaza outside is a great place to stroll...More

Thank Andrew M
Reviewed July 29, 2017

Better known as St John's Cathedral, this is the most interesting church in Montevideo, although the interior isn't perhaps as stunning as you'd find in other South American capitals. Regardless, it's well worth a visit to see the stained glass and the side chapels.

1  Thank Jarko2015
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February 13, 2016|
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Response from B1714D | Reviewed this property |
Hi, the mass is at 11.00 am Sunday. I remember because the ship arrived at 9.00 AM in Montevideo harbor.
Chris R
August 17, 2015|
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Response from JA Experiences N | Reviewed this property |
monday through friday: 1200 and 1700 Saturday: 1700 Sunday: 1100 and 1700 Hope that helps