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This grand Catholic church at the heart of the city features an impressive Greco-Roman façade and tombs of Argentina’s most famous generals.

Cross the line of pillars along the façade of the city’s main Catholic church, the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Cathedral. Italian artwork and the tombs of Argentinian military heroes rest within this 19th-century architectural masterwork in the city centre.

Standing at the front of the cathedral are 12 Hellenic pillars, each of which represents one of the 12 apostles. Look at the mural above the columns, which depicts the biblical scene in which Joseph is reunited with his brothers and his father, Jacob. The building was constructed across the 18th and 19th centuries, so it is built in a mix of styles. A church has stood on the plot where the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Cathedral stands since the late 16th century.

Find the tombs, which stand around the sides of the cathedral. General Jóse de San Martín, who led the movement for independence from Spain in Argentina and several other South American countries, is entombed in the church. Admire his intricate marble tomb. The remains of two other generals from the Argentine War of Independence are held in the tomb as well.

Marvel at one of the cathedral’s oldest features, its altarpiece. This dates back to 1785, when Argentina was still a Spanish colony. Also, find the paintings by master Italian artist Francesco Domenighini. Theses paintings depict the Stations of the Cross. Take a guided tour of the church to learn more about its design and the artwork that can be found within it.

The cathedral often hosts free concerts. Attend an organ, vocal or orchestral performance to hear the beautiful sounds echo in the cavernous interior. Visit the church on Christmas Eve to attend the Noche Buena, once presided over by Jorge Mario Bergoglio, who is now known as Pope Francis.

Located on Plaza de Mayo, the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Cathedral is located within walking distance of the city centre’s attractions, such as the Casa Rosada and 9 de Julio Avenue. Several bus lines and the metro service the cathedral. The cathedral is open daily and can be accessed for free.

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