Catedral Primada, Buenos Aires

4.5
Church · Tourist Spot
Despite its undoubted importance as a religious landmark, Catedral Primada is best known as the burial site of General Jose de San Martin, Argentina's celebrated national hero. You can see San Martin's sarcophagus at a mausoleum inside the church--note the statues of three women guarding the general and representing Argentina, Chile, and Peru. The somber cathedral, which looks more like a bank building from the outside, also contains the remains of other Argentinean war heroes. Add Catedral Primada and other attractions to your Buenos Aires trip itinerary using our Buenos Aires online route builder.
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  • Beautiful church, with paintings and frescos on the walls,. Believe Pope Francis administered communion here. This is worth a peek!  more »
  • The cathedral is open 7:30 AM to 6:30 PM on Mondays-Fridays, 9AM-6:45PM on Saturdays and Sundays. No admission fee. Photos without flash allowed. This cathedral was built on the site of an original...  more »

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