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Address: Calle Sarandi at Ituzaingo, Montevideo 11000, Uruguay
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+598 2915 7018
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Notable for its domed bell towers, this 1804 cathedral is the burial place...

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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The Metropolitan Catedral dominates on the Plaza Matriz.

The outside structure of the Catedral Matriz has simple lines, the inside surprises with plenty pleasing details in an Italian neoclassic way.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Marie-Jeanne V
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Montevideo, Uruguay
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Montevideo, Uruguay
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The outside structure of the Catedral Matriz has simple lines, the inside surprises with plenty pleasing details in an Italian neoclassic way.

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Half Moon Bay, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We always enjoy going into cathedrals wherever we visit. It may seem typical to many but it does provide an historical perspective of any city you may be visiting. It had a very up-lifting character to the place, which serves the purpose for which it was built.

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Bella Vista, Arkansas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not too much stood out here, as it was like any other cathedral. It was a little small, but very clean and they had music (monks chanting) which added to the ambiance. Stop by if you are near, but no need to go out of your way.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When in old town this church is a must see. Absolutely beautiful. Make sure to rub St.Peter's foot for luck.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

This wonderful old church dates back a couple of hundred years. Inside tells a story through its monuments and tombs to bishops and priest through the years. we see polished marble floors and a unique carved alter. There are so many works of art making this a worthwhile stop.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

If you are visiting Montevideo you can´t miss the Catedral Metropolitana. It is one of the iconic buildings in the Ciudad Vieja (Old City). You can visit it from Monday to Friday from abt 11.00 until 19.00. One of my favorite places is the small chapel (my husband and I married there), where it is celebrated the 12.00 o´clock Mass.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

While browsing trough the city, we hopped into the cathedral. Entrance is free, of course, so just hop in. The architecture is absolutely stunning, with its high arches and cool temperatures. Plenty of sculptures to gasp at.

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Minneapolis, MN
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

It was Sunday morning and a mass was in session. We were quiet and didn't take pictures out of respect.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

We stopped in for a few minutes. It is a beautiful cathedral and in great shape. Very typical historical cathedral.

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Georgetown, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

This is a very well maintained beauthifu Cathedral across from Plaza Constitutiona. Besides the large main area, there are several side statues. A good place to view, rest, and relax. Would be cool on a sunny day.

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