Catedral Primada, Buenos Aires

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Despite its undoubted importance as a religious landmark, Catedral Primada is best known as the burial site of General Jose de San Martin, Argentina's celebrated national hero. You can see San Martin's sarcophagus at a mausoleum inside the church--note the statues of three women guarding the general and representing Argentina, Chile, and Peru. The somber cathedral, which looks more like a bank building from the outside, also contains the remains of other Argentinean war heroes. Add Catedral Primada and other attractions to your Buenos Aires trip itinerary using our Buenos Aires online route builder.
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  • Free to go inside. Beautiful interior. You can find the tomb of San Martin inside as well guarded by soldiers of the Argentine military! 
    Free to go inside. Beautiful interior. You can find the tomb of San Martin inside as well guarded by soldiers of the Argentine military!  more »
  • Magnifique place where you can see the mausoleum of San Martin Father of the country. I visit that with the help of the great company of Argentina Elite Transfers and Tours and their guide 
    Magnifique place where you can see the mausoleum of San Martin Father of the country. I visit that with the help of the great company of Argentina Elite Transfers and Tours and their guide  more »
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  • Beautiful church and it is a most to visit San Martin's resting place. After it, walk to the plaza de Mayo and stop for cup of coffee to take a view of the area
  • In itself, this cathedral is impressive and definitely worth seeing. And, one should note the important history behind its construction. But, more so, this is the church that current Pope used to preside in. There is also a bunch to see and do in the area. There are a number of great parks, local art, fountains, restaurants and shopping.

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