Culture and traditions

Buenos Aires Cathedral

The Metropolitan Church of the Holy Trinity of Buenos Aires, was consecrated Cathedral in 1836. Located in front of the Plaza de Mayo, on Rivadavia Avenue, the Buenos Aires Cathedral It is one of the most important temples in Argentina.

The building we currently know is the sixth made and dates from 1791, since it has suffered a long history of landslides and successive reconstructions since its first construction, when the city founder, Don Juan de Garay, in 1780 designated him that location.

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It was declared National hystoric monument for its high artistic value. It has great diversity of styles in its interior because its construction lasted for the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, although it is fundamentally Romanesque. It presents a double portico of neoclassical style with columns of Corinthian order that gives it civil character, rather than religious. It has five ships and the central nave, with 100 meters in length makes it imposing.

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It houses the Mausoleum of General José de San Martín, the Liberator of America, in the Chapel of Our Lady of Peace, the work of sculptor Albert Carrier-Belleuse. He is permanently guarded by an honor guard of the Grenadier Regiment that he founded.

During your visit, pay special attention to the mosaic floors, the presbytery stalls and the images of the Virgen de los Dolores and the Holy Christ of Buenos Aires made in the 17th century. In the Crypt we will see the Sample of Sacred Art, which exposes various elements of temple history.

The schedule The Cathedral is from Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. The Sacred Art Exhibition can be seen from Monday to Friday from 10 am to 4 pm and on Saturdays from 10 am to 1 pm. To access the Mausoleum of the Gral. San Martín, from Monday to Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Sundays from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. and from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. They have a guided tours and audio guide service In different languages.

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