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The Metropolitan Cathedral in Buenos Aires

00 Metropolitain Cathedral, Buenos Aires

The Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana de Buenos Aires) faces Plaza de Mayo, near the heart of the city, and is close to the Presidential palace, Casa Rosada.  This is the church where before 2013 Pope Francis served as Archbishop Jorge Bergoglio.  The church now houses the Pope Francis Museum featuring personal and religious artefacts belonging to the Pope, but we visited before this Museum had opened so I can’t comment on it.
A church was first built on this site in 1593 and it has been redesigned and updated seven times since.  Construction on the current church was started in 1752 but not completed until the mid-nineteenth century, and the facade was finished in the early 20th …

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