Catedral de Montevideo, Montevideo

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Religious Site · Church
The main Roman Catholic church in Montevideo, Catedral de Montevideo 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 de Montevideo a part of your Montevideo vacation plans using our Montevideo trip builder.
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  • I stumbled onto this cathedral while on a walk through old town Montevideo. Catedral de Montevideo, the city’s oldest public building, was completed in 1799. It is not a huge or spectacular church.....  more »
  • As cathedrals go, this is one of the more understated ones. We didn’t aim to end up here but we found it as we walked around the old town. It is not very big and free to enter. There is a nice...  more »
  • Nothing better than visiting the traditional places to get to know a city and this church says a lot about Montevideo and its culture. And there's a park right next to it which creates a nice atmosphere
  • Very beautiful cathedral. Very peaceful and beautiful art.

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