METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL OF BUENOS AIRES

Its interior is really impressive

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METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL OF BUENOS AIRES

Its interior is really impressive

Horarios de atención: Monday to Friday 7:30 am to 6:30 pm / Saturdays and Sundays 9am to 6:45 pm

To the right of the Cabildo and in front of the Plaza de Mayo stands the Metropolitan Cathedral of Buenos Aires. At first sight it does not look like a church, because of its wide front, its columns and its facade that evokes the Greco-Roman style. Although there has been a church in that area since 1580 (which at the time was a humble adobe and straw house) and the building has undergone various modifications (due to landslides, deterioration and various alterations), it could be said that the Cathedral Today we know it had its origin in the first decades of the nineteenth century. Its interior is really impressive: high ceilings, golden ornaments and a large altar of great dimensions are some of the things that attract the most attention.

Hint: You could say that General San Martin's body rests in the Metropolitan Cathedral, but it's not really like that. His mausoleum can be accessed from the right side aisle of the Cathedral, but that particular area is built outside the original church building. The reason? San Martin was a Mason, and therefore, the Catholic Church refused to rest forever inside the House of God. But there is still more: the coffin where the remains of San Martin rest is slightly tilted towards the side of the head. Another wink from the Church, which seeks to show that the Masons are predestined to hell.

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