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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 19 May 2017

Classical 18C catholic cathedral with all the trappings of the high church with renaissance overtones

Thank Horatio T
Reviewed 18 May 2017

This metropolitan cathedral is the main Roman Catholic Church of Montevideo and the seat of its Archdiocese. The church building dominates Plaza Matriz. Is is also known as Iglesia Matriz. In this cathedral, two historical events took place: the blessing of the Uruguayan flag and...More

Thank Zoraida J
Reviewed 28 April 2017

The cathedral is located in the Ciudad Vieja neighborhood. I normally try to visit the cathedrals of the cities that I visit. This cathedral is not that different from other Catholic cathedrals. It has a nice sound system playing some church/monks music. You'll see some...More

Thank ViajeroNJ
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Even though we've been to some of the most decadent churches in Brazil we were still really impressed with this Cathedral.During our visit there were many people attending for prayers while tourists were very respectfully admiring this gorgeous building. The atmosphere is reverend and sombering...More

Thank murray a
Reviewed 10 April 2017

The Cathedral is a must-visit when walking through the Ciudad Vieja (Old Town). It has a beautiful architecture and ornaments and it is a peaceful and quite place for pray or meditate in the city centre.

Thank Anselmo P
Reviewed 8 April 2017

The cathedral is worth visiting more due to its cultural interest than to its architectural or decorative one.

Thank patbsas2016
Reviewed 27 March 2017

I usually like visiting cathedrals. This one's just creepy given that my guide revealed that a former church official requested that he have his body cast in the statue erected in his memory (one on the left as you enter lying on an elevated funeral...More

1  Thank femalenomaddc
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Very beautiful church. If you have time, please don't forget to visit this cathedral. We really enjoyed the place and it was an opportunity to pray.

Thank Charlana R
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Not much different to many catholic cathedrals you would visit Perhaps a little more sombre & gloomy

1  Thank Darrel J
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Right off a really nice square it's worth taking some time out to pop inside here. It's really peaceful and uncommercialised as well as being beautiful. Cathedrals can all be a bit similar, but there's something about this one which avoids that. The interior is...More

1  Thank stevebintley
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Does anyone know Sunday Mass times?
13 February 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
I have been trying to find mass times online but am having no luck. I called, but my Spanish is not good enough. How can I find when Sunday Mass times are?
17 August 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