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“Where was security?”
Review of Catedral Matriz

Catedral Matriz
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$24.00*
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Half-Day Shared Walking City Tour of Montevideo
Ranked #8 of 243 things to do in Montevideo
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Notable for its domed bell towers, this 1804 cathedral is the burial place for some of the country’s most important figures.
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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105 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Where was security?”
Reviewed January 8, 2013

No, nothing bad occurred. However, I was amazed that there was no security in such a beautiful location as the Catedral Matriz. Being from the US, we are very familiar with security in all places especially in public places like museums, galleries and other similar venues. Intriguing catedral. I recommend reading up on all the items in the church prior to visit. Write ups in church are hard to read given how dark it can be inside.

Visited January 2013
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Bogota, Colombia
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273 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
“Nice Church off a pleasant square”
Reviewed January 8, 2013

Great Church with nice little details. The square off this church is pleasant with great mature trees and nice places to sit. When I went through there were stalls with people selling their wares. Good place to stop and relax as the area has cafes with outdoor seating.

Visited December 2012
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Goa, India
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367 reviews
181 attraction reviews
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“a place full of enery”
Reviewed December 19, 2012

the catherdal in the centre of the city of Montevideo , just next to the plaza del presidente is well worth a visit. beautiful images of the madona . the intricately carved wooden pulpit and the stained glass with our lady of Assumtion is to be admired.

Visited October 2012
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London
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668 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 841 helpful votes
“Main church of Uruguay”
Reviewed December 7, 2012

This cathedral is not as ornate or spectacular as others you might find but it is worth a visit. The use of purple colours around the alter give it a different feel. Look out for the very old baptismal font that was used for the baptism of the Uruguayan hero Artigas. The plaza Matriz in front of the cathedral is a great place to sit and watch the world go by.

Visited December 2012
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San Isidro, Argentina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“An oasis in the old city”
Reviewed June 28, 2012

Beautiful architecture and art, a silent atmosphere for a little pray.

Visited May 2012
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