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Iglesia Matriz

  • Calle Ituzaingó 1373 Map It
  • Ciudad Vieja
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 12/16/2015

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It's officially the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and St. Phillip and St. James, but it is known to Montevideans as the Matriz ("head") Church, as well as the Catedral Metropolitana de Montevideo. The cathedral 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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Calle Ituzaingó 1373, at Calle Sarandí, Montevideo, Montevideo, 11000, Uruguay

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  • Daily 9–7; mass Sat. 5, Sun. 11 and 5

Published 12/16/2015


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