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This 1827 cathedral, a mixture of several architectural styles, houses the remains of Argentine Liberator General Jose de San Martin in a marble mausoleum.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Calle Rivadavia s/n | San Martin, Buenos Aires 1004, Argentina
San Nicolás
+54 11 4331-2845
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Reviewed 1 week ago

From the outside it looks like a classical building and not much like a church, while inside it is more baroque. Lighter and brighter than some churches, due to the colour of the stone the main isle seemed rather plain, but the side chapels more...More

Thank Jeff1903
Reviewed 1 week ago

Yet another beautiful cathedral in the heart of a big city. Interesting archetecture since it looks like a bank with stately columns from the outside. Aside from being "just another" cathedral it has historical significance in that it was the home church of Pope Francis...More

Thank JohnandJaneS
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In the right wing of Plaza del Mayo. Free entrance, light a candle and pray a minute. The remains of the liberator San Martin are there, and this transform the place from a church to a national place for pilgrims.

Thank ToujoursLaRoute
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It doesn't look like a church from the outside and sits at the corner of the Plaza de Mayo. It contains the tomb of Jose de San Martin, a hero of the Independence War against Spain.

Thank Wakhoworld
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

During our tour of the city we were introduced by our guide to the metropolitan cathedral. It contains a memorial to the founder of the nation and also the tomb of the unknown soldier. Both guarded by uniformed soldiers. The interior of the cathedral is...More

Thank Businessfellow
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In the Plaza de Mayo. Historic but not inspiring. The stomping ground of Pope Francis before his election to the papacy.

Thank SwordsPat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We popped into the Cathedral on Sunday morning and were delighted that you could still visit whilst a service was in progress. It’s beautiful inside with some ornate pieces. You can take photographs. I’d recommend about 30 to 45 mins for a visit.

Thank Di B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Still in renovation. Big fences in front to stop the protesters, it is still an interesting place to visit. Free entrance

Thank floricica2000
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

Go here to see famous war hero's tomb and pray and rest in quiet place. Interesting to see guard exchange ceremony. Recommended.

Thank HYMY123
Reviewed 28 September 2018

Nice building and nice walk all around. When I went there it was having a renovation, so I didn't take pics to post here. But mus go.

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San Nicolas
Immersed in the sound of honking horns and the
footsteps of busy office workers, the Microcentro area
of San Nicolás is where visitors will encounter the
true hustle and bustle of Buenos Aires, walking down
streets lined with office buildings and banks. The
financial district is well-known for its vibrant
atmosphere and unstoppable rhythm during office hours.
After dark, the hubbub and migrates to Corrientes
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24 May 2017|
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Response from sportz f | Reviewed this property |
sorry wtraveler, we were just passing by, it was open and we walked inside and didn't take any notice of the hours of openess. cheers