Metropolitan Cathedral

Local nameCatedral Metropolitana
LocationSantiago, Chile

Santiago Metropolitan Cathedral is the seat of the Archbishop of Santiago de Chile, currently Celestino Aós Braco, and the center of the archdiocese of Santiago de Chile. Construction of the neoclassical cathedral began in 1753 and ended in 1799. The architect was the Italian Gioacchino Toesca. Further alterations ordered at the end of the 19th century gave it its present appearance. Previous cathedrals in the archdiocese had been destroyed by earthquakes.The cathedral, located in the city's historic center, faces the northwest corner of Santiago's Plaza de Armas and stands near the Palacio Arzobispal de Santiago, the administrative center for the archdiocese. The cathedral is also close to the Parroquia El Sagrario, a Catholic temple and a Chilean national monument.

Santiago Metropolitan Cathedral is of a Baroque style, with many ornaments, frescos, and gilded columns.

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Address Catedral 1087, Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile

Coordinates -33°26'15.519" N -70°39'6.869" E

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