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Buenos Aires Cathedral

The Catedral Metropolitana de Buenos Aires is located in the city centre, at Rivadavia and San Martin Streets. This neoclassical building was designed by the Italian architect Antonio Masella, the construction began in 1753 and wasn't complete until 1829, the Cathedral contain many art works including its 18th century colony altar.

The Cathedral keeps the flags captured by Argentine army in their different wars and battles, here is also the tomb of the Unknown soldier and the rests of one the most important Argentine heroes, the Liberator General José de San Martín; his body was moved here in 1880; He was not buried in the cathedral proper because he was believed to be a mason, its tomb is located in a separate mausoleum.

Buenos Aires Cathedral Buenos Aires Cathedral
Buenos Aires Cathedral Buenos Aires Cathedral

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