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Montevideo Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral de Montevideo) Tours

Montevideo Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral de Montevideo)
The Montevideo Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral de Montevideo) is the city's main Roman Catholic church and the seat of its archdiocese. Its origin dates back to the Spanish colonial era, when a modest brick church was built on the site in 1740 by Indian laborers under the reign of Philip V of Spain. 

Also called Iglesia Matriz, Montevideo Metropolitan Cathedral was consecrated in 1804 and was dedicated to the Immaculate Conception and to Philip and James, the patron saints of Montevideo. Like several other religious structures in the city, the church features an image of the Virgin of the Thirty-Three, the patron saint of Uruguay. It was then declared a cathedral in 1878, and in 1897, Pop Leo XIII elevated it to the status of Basilica Metropolitana, which made it the main church of Uruguay. 

Iglesia Matriz, or Mother Church, is typically a name bestowed upon a church that was established as the first mission in a region. The Metropolitan Cathedral, a National Historic Landmark, is considered the mother church of all of southern South America, including Bolivia, Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay and Chile.

Inside the cathedral are the tombs of several important figures in Uruguay’s history, including religious figures and soldiers who died during the British invasion.

Practical Info

The Montevideo Metropolitan Cathedral is located in Ciudad Vieja, right in front the Cabildo de Montevideo across Constitution Square. The cathedral holds many religious services and events like weddings, baptisms, cultural events and concerts. The church is open daily and is free to visit.
Address: Ituzaingó 1373, Montevideo, Uruguay
Hours: Daily
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Best Private Montevideo Shore Excursion: City Tour. Optional WineTasting Tour.

Best Private Montevideo Shore Excursion: City Tour. Optional WineTasting Tour.

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See the top attractions of Montevideo on a private shore excursion with your very own guide. You’ll visit several coastal barrios, stroll the Rambla of Montevideo —  a coastal esplanade — and view historic landmarks in the capital such as Independence Plaza, Constitution Square and Parliament Palace. Along the way, learn about Montevideo history, architecture and culture. Opt to extend your half-day excursion with a winemaking tour at a local vineyard and a tasting of Uruguay’s award-winning tannat wine.
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  • 6 hours
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Exclusive City Tour of Montevideo

Exclusive City Tour of Montevideo

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Your tour begins when you meet your professional guide at your hotel or pier and climb aboard an air-conditioned vehicle. Discover the Old Town on a guided tour, ( Catedral de Montevideo, Puerta de ciudad vieja, Plaza Independencia, Palacio Salvo) Visit the Port Market. Explore the 24km-long Rambla Take the best picture of Pocitos area on Montevideo Words. Visit the Congres Palace
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  • 2 hours 40 minutes to 3 hours
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LUXURY Full Day Montevideo.

LUXURY Full Day Montevideo.

Only as a private service The Tour is our suggestion of what we consider to be the highlights of our city, the trip is 100% customizable. YOU HAVE A DREAM, WE CREATE A TOURFOR YOUR DREAMS *We also offer a Jewish option visiting the holocaust monument and temples.
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BEST Cruise Passanger - Shared Tours

BEST Cruise Passanger - Shared Tours

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We don't want to be known as just another toursim company, we want to share with you our passion for travel and adventure South Experiences is a company specialized in cruise passengers. We adapt to all arrival modifications. Excellent service.
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Guided Montevideo Walking Tour

Guided Montevideo Walking Tour

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Hi there! We are the first Free Walking Tour of Uruguay and we want to invite you to be part of our fun and informative tour of Montevideo. We are a local company who are in love with the city and we want to show you the best in the best way, walking! Our main tour is a walk of approximately 2.30 hours, through the Old City of the capital. There you will know the most important details of our history, culture and society.
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What are Montevideo Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral de Montevideo) hours of operation?
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Montevideo Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral de Montevideo) hours of operation: Daily. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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