March 2016

Owing to the closed roads we’d had to walk along the streets of Buenos Aires to reach our second point of interest, the Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral. We didn’t spend long inside and found it to be less open than imagined and darker; it felt quite cosy and that’s not a term I usually associate with religious buildings.

Mausoleum of General San Martín

Inside the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Cathedral was an alcove area, the Mausoleum of General San Martín, housing the remains of the aforementioned general and protected by three female statues representing the countries of Argentina, Chile, and Peru. Our arrival in the cathedral was very fortuitous as we just in time to see the changing of the guards assigned to further protect the monument.

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