Catedral Matriz, Montevideo

The main Roman Catholic church in Montevideo, Catedral Matriz is an ornate, European-style building in the heart of the city. A vestige of Spanish colonialism, a brick version of the cathedral was constructed in 1740, with the current Neoclassical structure replacing it soon after in 1790. A plain exterior hides the elegant interior of gold and marble. Inside you'll also find tombs of notable Uruguayan figures, as well as those who fought during the British invasion. Make Catedral Matriz a part of your Montevideo vacation plans using our Montevideo trip builder .
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  • Very beautiful Cathedral. Altar. For those who love architecture and sacred art.
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  • A very nice Church opposite the Park most historical city in my opinion. Entrance free. Photography is allowed inside.
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