The metropolitan cathedral of Buenos Aires is the main Catholic temple of Argentina. It's located in Plaza de Mayo, between San Martin Street and Rivadavia avenue. The current building is the sixth building which was made in this place since the foundation of Buenos Aires city.
The cathedral works also as a museum of honour to the Pope Francisco. Jorge Bergoglio was the Archbishop from 1998 up to 2013 until he was consecrated as Supreme Pontiff. You can see all personal and liturgical objects which were used that he used in his 15 years as Archbishop. The church hours are:
- Monday to Friday from 8 am to 7 pm
- Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 7:30 pm
The church has guide visits in different languages. The mass in the crypt is given every Wednesday at 9 am. The mass times are: Monday to Friday at 9 am, 11 am, 12:30 pm and 6 pm. Saturday and Holiday: 11 am and 6 pm * Sunday: 11am 12pm, 1pm and 6pm No guide visits are permitted during the mass.
The guide visits at the cathedral are free, for more information please check the cathedral web page.
Things to do at the cathedral:
- The Dome decorated with Renaissance frescoes, The Venetian mosaic floor made in England,
- San Martin mausoleum
- The baroque high altar carved in wood
- The pulpit carved in wood,
- The Chapel of San Martín de Tours and
- The tubular organ of German origin.