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Iglesia Matriz

Iglesia Matriz Review

It's officially the Cathedral of St. Phillip and St. James, but it is known to Montevideans as the Matriz ("head") Church. The cahtedral is the oldest public building in Montevideo, with a distinctive pair of dome-cap bell towers that stand guard over the plaza below. Besides its rich marble interior, colorful floor tiling, stained glass, and dome, the Matriz Church is notable as the final resting place of many of Uruguay's most important political and military figures.

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  • Address: Calle Ituzaingó 1373, at Calle Sarandí Ciudad Vieja, Montevideo, 11000 | Map It
  • Phone: 2915–7018
  • Hours: Daily 9–7; mass Sat., 5, Sun. 11, 5
  • Website:
  • Location: Montevideo
Updated: 06-22-2011

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