Metropolitan Cathedral


The cornerstone of the Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana) was laid in the 16th century, with multiple reconstructions and additions to reflect the changes in Buenos Aires over the years. Twelve columns support the facade, featuring a biblical mural of Joseph’s reunion with his family. Passing into the interior, don’t miss the eternal flaming burning in its lantern. Inside, marble columns soar to hold aloft the arching ceiling, while mosaics of leafy flowers and rings of thorns make up the floor. At the far end of the nave, a colonial altarpiece features the Virgin Mary and the Holy Trinity. The cathedral keeps tombs of Argentinian generals, including General Jóse de San Martín, sung a national hero for leading revolutions against Spanish rule. His tomb is guarded by statues representing Argentina, Peru, and Chile. The cathedral also commemorates those who died in the Holocaust and in the 1990 bombings of Buenos Aires.

Metropolitan Cathedral


Address:

Calle Rivadavia s/n, 1004 CABA, Argentina

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Friday 7:30 am – 6:30 pm
Saturday – Sunday 9:00 am – 6:45 pm

 

Metropolitan Cathedral


To visit Metropolitan Cathedral’s website click here

Phone: +54 11 4331-2845

 

Metropolitan Cathedral


Free

 

Metropolitan Cathedral


 

 

Metropolitan Cathedral


 

 

Metropolitan Cathedral


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Calle Rivadavia s/n, 1004 CABA, Argentina

Metropolitan Cathedral

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