Catedral de Montevideo
Catedral de Montevideo
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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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  • KarenM1_10
    1,045 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning interior
    This was an easy walk from the cruise port. The cathedral has a stunning interior. I especially liked the ceilings and stained-glass windows. Several prominent individuals are immortalized here with a plaque or tomb. I would recommend stopping here if you are in the area.
    Visited February 2023
    Written May 26, 2023
  • Giuseppe Cincindella
    Rosyth, United Kingdom2,008 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting
    Roman Catholic Cathedral in Montevideo. Nice architecture, it was full of people and tourists like us. The centre of the uruguayan religion. The background music was giving a lovely and warm atmosphere. It's worth a visit
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 7, 2024
  • SnowyShasta
    Portland, Oregon2,309 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Quick cathedral stop
    We enjoyed our own walk through the old city of Montevideo and stopped at the Cathedral, which is on Plaza de la Constitucion. The square isn't large, so it's hard to get a great view of the cathedral facade without standing right underneath it and craning your neck upward. We thought the interior of the cathedral was beautiful and worth stepping into. Entrance is free, and we spent about 15 minutes enjoying it, including the main nave and the chapels along the walls.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 1, 2024
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AlpinerHut
Chantilly, VA1,204 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
We had 15 minutes here on our cruise ship shore excursion, and that was plenty.

Catedral de Montevideo, the city’s oldest public building, was completed in 1799. Of note: it’s two domed bell towers and its unique copper-hued main altar.

It fronts on Plaza Matriz (see my review, “Pleasant plaza”).

Admission is free.
Written March 29, 2020
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WImom
Fond du Lac, WI2,275 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This is the main Catholic church in Montevideo. It is located across from Plaza Matriz-also known as the Plaza of the Constitution. Attended Mass here which was held in the chapel and not in the main part of the church. Unfortunately, Uruguayans are the least religious of the South American countries so the chapel was adequate for the amount of people attending. It has been proclaimed a National Historic Landmark-very ornamental interior and a beautiful architectural structure. See one of my photos for Mass times. Church open to visitors at other times also.
Written April 2, 2020
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SnowyShasta
Portland, OR2,309 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
We enjoyed our own walk through the old city of Montevideo and stopped at the Cathedral, which is on Plaza de la Constitucion. The square isn't large, so it's hard to get a great view of the cathedral facade without standing right underneath it and craning your neck upward.

We thought the interior of the cathedral was beautiful and worth stepping into. Entrance is free, and we spent about 15 minutes enjoying it, including the main nave and the chapels along the walls.
Written April 1, 2024
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DuncanTCH
East Greenbush, NY1,499 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
We were in Montevideo for a day during a recent cruise and instead of joining an organized tour, we decided to walk around town. A great decision on our part and the city is exceptionally easy to navigate and we got to see way more than the tour would have offered.

One of the places we stopped was here at the Cathedral of Montevideo. We spent about 45 minutes walking around the church, respectfully. The church is right off the city square in the old town and is exceptionally well maintained for a building of its age. The detail throughout the church was brilliant and everywhere you turned there was another plaque, tomb or dedication to someone else important in Uruguay's independent and colonial history. It also provided a nice, calm place to simply sit and take in all of our surroundings.

Definitely visit this church. You don't need a guide, entrance is fee and the setting is beautiful. Enjoy!
Written March 18, 2023
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FTichy
Celebration, FL2,348 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
It resembles the European cathedrals so you feel like "it's one more".

Located in the Sarandi in Old Town, one of the places that you have to go if doing the old town walk.

It is a nice place but not very big. Your interest level will determine how long you'll be inside.

There is no entrance fee.
Written January 12, 2020
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Duquesadiner
Glasgow, UK1,316 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Friends
As cathedrals go, this is one of the more understated ones. We didn’t aim to end up here but we found it as we walked around the old town. It is not very big and free to enter. There is a nice stained glass window to see and the altar is pretty.
Written April 6, 2020
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KarenM1_10
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan1,045 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
This was an easy walk from the cruise port. The cathedral has a stunning interior. I especially liked the ceilings and stained-glass windows. Several prominent individuals are immortalized here with a plaque or tomb. I would recommend stopping here if you are in the area.
Written May 26, 2023
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Giuseppe Cincindella
Rosyth, UK2,008 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Roman Catholic Cathedral in Montevideo. Nice architecture, it was full of people and tourists like us. The centre of the uruguayan religion. The background music was giving a lovely and warm atmosphere. It's worth a visit
Written March 7, 2024
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trekkercws
Toronto, Canada17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2011
Catedral Matriz is a beautiful example of church architecture. The church sits on the lovely Plaza Matriz, which can be reached by strolling down the Peatonal Sarandi. There is recorded Gregorian Chant music playing inside the church. There are several lovely stained glass windows around the interior of the dome. The graceful domed ceiling and skylight give the entire space an airy, calm feeling. The mosaic tile floor adds another element of colour and texture. All in all, the church is definitely worth a 30-60 minute visit for anyone who 1) enjoys architecture, particularly church architecture, 2) wants to understand more of the history of Montevideo and Uruguay, 3) is enjoying the Peatonal Sarandi and wants to see more than shops and restaurants in Ciudad Vieja.
Written February 14, 2011
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Dickd1946
Charleston, SC1,221 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2014 • Couples
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.
Written September 26, 2014
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