José de San Martín was the great Liberator of Argentina, Chile and Peru. While in exile, he died in northern France in 1850 at the age of 72. Thirty years later, as specified in his will, his remains were sent to Buenos Aires. San Martín was laid to rest in the right aisle of the Metropolitan Cathedral. The stunning mausoleum was designed by Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse. The three female sculptures are allegories for the countries he freed. Also here is the tomb of the Unknown Soldier of the Independence.