Iglesia Catedral de Buenos Aires

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Iglesia Catedral de Buenos Aires

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Buenos Aires, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Capital Federal, Argentina
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The original chapel was built in 1593. Starting reconstruction in 1753 but not completed until the mid-nineteenth century, this Roman Catholic Cathedral is where Pope Francis, as Archbishop Jorge Bergoglio, used to perform mass before assuming office in the Vatican in 2013. It is massive church located in the heart of Bueno Aires. Located to the right of the main nave is the third chapel where the mausoleum for General Jose de San Martin, the Liberator of Argentina, Chile, and Peru. There is the Unknown Soldier in the third chapel. There are many beautiful Portuguese and French sculptures throughout the building dating to the eighteenth century. There is also an 1871 Walcker Organ built in Germany, with more than 3,500 pipes.

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GPS Coordinates: -34.7074000, -58.3726900

  • Added: 22 Jul 2001
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #639497