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Catedral Primada

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Catedral Primada

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El Ombu de Areco Estancia is a traditional ranch located in San Antonio de Areco, at the heart of gaucho (cowboy) country and an easy drive from Buenos Aires. On this tour, spend an entire day at the estancia, with activities including horseback riding, a traditional ‘asado’ barbecue lunch, and a thrilling gaucho show.
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Cecilia wrote a review Oct 2020
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Magnifique place where you can see the mausoleum of San Martin Father of the country. I visit that with the help of the great company of Argentina Elite Transfers and Tours and their guide
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Shirley R wrote a review May 2020
Lemoore, California290 contributions132 helpful votes
Beautiful church, with paintings and frescos on the walls,. Believe Pope Francis administered communion here. This is worth a peek!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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WImom wrote a review Apr 2020
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin2,339 contributions354 helpful votes
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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 colonial church and was finished in 1827. It is a religious and architectural landmark that contains the mausoleum of General Jose de San Martin, Argentina's most revered hero. He led the country to independence in 1816.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Wesley C wrote a review Apr 2020
Tucson, Arizona6,768 contributions574 helpful votes
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AKA Catedral Metropolitano in some guidebooks. 8th Catholic Church to be built on this site -- consecrated in 1836. Greco-Roman style with 12 columns for the 12 apostles. The interior is much more impressive than the exterior (which looks more like a courthouse). Gorgeous main altar and multiple beautiful side chapels. Beautiful mosaic tile floors. Be sure to look for the masoleum holding the remains of General Jose de San Martin, the hero of Argentina's war for independence from Spain. A "must see" attraction located on the Plaza de Mayo near the Casa Rosada.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Queen J wrote a review Apr 2020
California2,053 contributions668 helpful votes
Located right off the Catedral metro stop in Plaza de Mayo, this cathedral is worth a stop to gawk at its ornate decor and grandeur. Built in 1593 as the first church of Buenos Aires, it was named Catedral Primera. Remodeled seven times since, it is now an eclectic combination of architectural styles, and was subsequently given a more modern name: Catedral Metropolitana. Tall Neoclassical pillars, a gilt wood rococo altar, neo-Romanesque and neo-Baroque arches, naves, and vaults, Venetian mosaic floors, a 41m dome with shining golden windows, statues, sculptures, stained glass, engravings, and a German pipe organ are just some of the treasures contained within. It also houses the marble tomb of General Jose de San Martin and the Unknown Soldier, guarded by local grenadiers. When the guards change, they ceremoniously march across the plaza. This cathedral was also home to Pope Francis before he ascended to Rome. The outside of the building is beautiful, too. The Neoclassical design looks more like that of a Greek temple than a Catholic Cathedral. Twelve columns support the triangular facade, which features a large engraving that "depicts the encounter between Jacob and his son, Joseph, in Egypt, and was intended as an allegory of the unity of the Argentine nation after civil unrest" (Travel Buenos Aires). An eternal flame burns from a lamp on the wall to honor General Jose de San Martín and the Unknown Soldier of the Wars for Independence. I spent about 45 minutes to an hour in here just drinking it all in and taking pictures. Set aside some time for this beautiful cathedral when you visit Plaza de Mayo.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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