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Catedral Matriz

Calle Sarandi at Ituzaingo, Montevideo 11000, Uruguay
+598 2915 7018
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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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Calle Sarandi at Ituzaingo, Montevideo 11000, Uruguay
+598 2915 7018
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The church was inaugerated in 1804 and has two bell towers (one with a clock), one on each side of the building. Inside the church has a central nave with two side aisles and a cupola. The floor is beautifully tiled. Perhaps the feature that...More

Thank westy54
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Old Catedral in Montevideo so differents from others catedrals of South America. Very interesting artefacts inside . Was opened from Monday to Saturday but closed on Sunday

Thank Maciej G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An interesting and well kept Cathedral with lots if history to it. The interior is full of interesting artefacts and details and is peaceful as well if you want a time to reflect orange just think. The Plaza outside is a great place to stroll...More

Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Better known as St John's Cathedral, this is the most interesting church in Montevideo, although the interior isn't perhaps as stunning as you'd find in other South American capitals. Regardless, it's well worth a visit to see the stained glass and the side chapels.

1  Thank Jarko2015
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Classical 18C catholic cathedral with all the trappings of the high church with renaissance overtones

Thank Horatio T
Reviewed 18 May 2017

This metropolitan cathedral is the main Roman Catholic Church of Montevideo and the seat of its Archdiocese. The church building dominates Plaza Matriz. Is is also known as Iglesia Matriz. In this cathedral, two historical events took place: the blessing of the Uruguayan flag and...More

1  Thank Zoraida J
Reviewed 28 April 2017

The cathedral is located in the Ciudad Vieja neighborhood. I normally try to visit the cathedrals of the cities that I visit. This cathedral is not that different from other Catholic cathedrals. It has a nice sound system playing some church/monks music. You'll see some...More

Thank ViajeroNJ
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Even though we've been to some of the most decadent churches in Brazil we were still really impressed with this Cathedral.During our visit there were many people attending for prayers while tourists were very respectfully admiring this gorgeous building. The atmosphere is reverend and sombering...More

Thank murray a
Reviewed 10 April 2017

The Cathedral is a must-visit when walking through the Ciudad Vieja (Old Town). It has a beautiful architecture and ornaments and it is a peaceful and quite place for pray or meditate in the city centre.

Thank Anselmo P
Reviewed 9 April 2017

The cathedral is worth visiting more due to its cultural interest than to its architectural or decorative one.

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Response from B1714D | Reviewed this property |
Hi, the mass is at 11.00 am Sunday. I remember because the ship arrived at 9.00 AM in Montevideo harbor.
Chris R
17 August 2015|
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Response from JA Experiences N | Reviewed this property |
monday through friday: 1200 and 1700 Saturday: 1700 Sunday: 1100 and 1700 Hope that helps