Sunday, March 5, 2017

Buenos Aires Metropolitan Cathedral

Plaza de Mayo
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The Plaza de Mayo (English: May Square) is the main square in the Monserrat barrio of central Buenos Aires, Argentina. It is flanked by Hipólito Yrigoyen, Balcarce, Rivadavia and Bolívar streets. This area of Buenos Aires is congested most of the time.  The tour description indicated that we might not be able to stop there.  Fortunately, we were able to stop and spend about 30 minutes there.  Our motor coach dropped us off and then returned to pick us up.  

Metropolitan Cathedral

The Buenos Aires Metropolitan Cathedral is the main Catholic church in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It is located in the city center, overlooking Plaza de Mayo, on the corner of San Martín and Rivadavia streets, in the San Nicolás neighbourhood. It is the mother church of the Archdiocese of Buenos Aires and the primatial church of Argentina. Pope Francis had presided over this church as Cardinal.

In 1880, the remains of General José de San Martín were brought from France and placed in a mausoleum, reachable from the right aisle of the church.

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