Day 38-39 of 68 Buenos Aires, Argentina – Part 2 The Cathedral

February 12, 2018 Paul Groves

Also located at the Plaza De Mayo is the Metropolitan Cathedral. It is the main Catholic Church in Buenos Aires. It is the mother church of the Archdiocese of Buenos Aires and the primatial church of Argentina. Now it is most famous for it’s most recent Archbishop/Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio.

Located in the right aisle of the cathedral are the remains of General José de San Martín one of the greatest generals in South America because of his success in helping South American countries gain independence from Spanish rule. His black sarcophagus is guarded by three life-size female figures that represent Argentina, Chile, and Peru, three of the regions freed by the General.

Did I forget to mention, Archbishop/Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio is now Pope Francis I!