Montevideo Metropolitan Cathedral

Also called Catedral Matriz or Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception this church is the seat of the Catholic Archdiocese for Montevideo.  What a simple building.  Outside it is a modest looking building but once inside you are transported to another time.  It is not the most opulent church we have visited but it has been maintained in pristine fashion and the side altars are just breathtaking.

montevideo-2-1-4 montevideo-2-1-7 montevideo-2-1-8We arrived just as noon mass was starting in one of the side altars. The main part of the church was open to visitors.

montevideo-2-1-14Main altar.

montevideo-2-1-19Baptismal font.montevideo-2-1-18Lighting candles for both sets of parents.  May God Bless you, Mary Ann, John, Stacie and Joe  RIP.montevideo-2-1-17 montevideo-2-1-16 montevideo-2-1-15montevideo-2-1-22

montevideo-2-1-21Inside the cathedral are the tombs of some of the important figures in Uruguay’s history, these include religious figures and soldiers who died during the British invasion.  The tomb above holds the body of Mariano Soler one of the Archbishops of Montevideo.

montevideo-2-1-13montevideo-2-1-20 Just one of the beautiful buildings here in Montevideo.

3 thoughts on “Montevideo Metropolitan Cathedral

  1. Thank you for the pictures! I am surprised that they let you take cameras inside. When we were in Quito we went to a large cathedral and they had a big sign saying that we could not take pictures. These were great shots and show off the magnificence of the building. Thanks again. JandM

    • Thanks William, we are enjoying the new setting and yes it is very European. A great many of the immigrants that came to this country were from Europe. You see Italian and German influences in the food, building etc. It is very different from our time in Ecuador. Thanks for following our blog, Nancy and Joe

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