Metropolitan Cathedral Altar at Plaza de Mayo in San Nicolás, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Since the late 16th century, six sequential churches have been built on the same site in today’s Plaza de Mayo. You can’t miss the current one. Just look for the dozen Corinthian capitals shaping a Neoclassical portico. This is Buenos Aires Metropolitan Cathedral. It is the mother church of the Archdiocese of Buenos Aires. The cathedral was consecrated in 1791. The façade and its decorations were completed in 1863. Inside of the Latin cross design are biblical frescos on the ceiling and mosaic tiled flooring. Take special note of the high altar. Beneath a canopy of the Holy Trinity is a statue of the Virgin Mary. This was sculpted by Manuel do Coyto in 1671.

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San Martín 27, C1004, CABA, Argentina

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