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Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana)

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Neighbourhood: Centro Histórico
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Address: Plaza de Armas, Santiago, Chile
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This is a must see for tourists in Santiago. Be careful about pickpocketing in that area because it's crowded. There are many shops nearby which you can walk around and shop... read more

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Among the great cathedrals of the world this one does not particularly stand out. From the outside it's got real presence but I didn't feel this was carried through into the rather gloomy interior. When we visited the rows of confession booths were staffed with priests taking on the sins of the city. Some of the side chapels were the... More 

Thank imacbeth
San Jose
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a must see for tourists in Santiago. Be careful about pickpocketing in that area because it's crowded. There are many shops nearby which you can walk around and shop for souvenirs, it's in the center of the town, easy to get to by subway, bus, by foot. Beautiful inside, it's a huge cathedral. No admissions fee.

Thank Geminican
Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just called in, was a Sunday and had ome sort of military service on, but able to visit regardless. Worth seeing.

Thank mavincentwa
Montreal, Canada
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not much to say: it is a Cathedral as you would expect, but with above the average ornaments. If I recall correctly, no entry fee

Thank Andre0072014
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stunning architecture. Great cathedral Nice Well worth a visit when in Santiago. It is in the main square.

Thank Suzanne C
Province of Palermo, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very large space, very old and a lot of history, not that busy (don't go on a Sunday- much busier)...

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was visiting the National Historical Museum nearby, and while wandering around the area, found the door on the side of this beautiful Cathedral slightly open. Upon entering, I noticed the magnificent architecture and artworks. The interior gave me a feeling of peace, and I sat on the pew for some time, just adoring the view. Definitely an excellent place... More 

Thank Hoegaarden987
Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Situated on the main square where the people revolted against and defeated the Spanish. A good tour guide is valuable to explain all the history of the nation.

Thank Malcolm021
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a basilica style Roman Catholic Church that is the archbishop's home cathedral. We were lucky to hear him speaking about Chile's social issues although in Spanish. It is of European design reflecting French style. Walk around and observe the chapels, stained glass and other religious objects.

Thank RusPat_704
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having been all over Europe, and getting blown away by the duomo's in Italy it's hard to have an unbiased eye, but still this Cathedral was beautiful. We went around 12pm and all their cadets were having mass. Pretty cool experience. The area around it is almost like a little park, small, but great to stop and sit on a... More 

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