Thursday, October 25, 2007

BA 101: Buenos Aires Metropolitan Cathedral


Fellow Quaffer, Alan Patrick (he's actually the chairman) conducts a great walking tour of Buenos Aires. The tour hits all of the famous, must-see historical landmarks in the city center. He calls it The Buenos Aires 101 Tour. If you take just one walking tour in Buenos Aires, this is the tour.

I highly recommend Allen. He's very knowledgeable and a hell of a nice guy even though he is from Slough. If you pay him a few pesos extra he just might give you a tour of places to kill a few pints of the city's best beer. Given that BsAS is not known for beer, it would be well worth the extra plata.

Over the next couple of posts, I thought I would share with you some of the highlights of Alan's tour. This stop: Buenos Aires Metropolitan Cathedral.

General José de San Martíns Tomb
Buenos Aires Metropolitan Cathedral is the most important church in all of Argentina. It houses the tomb of General José de San Martín (seen above). The outside of the church is nothing to write home about, but the inside is filled with beautiful santos and relics.

Buenos Aires Cathedral

The Buenos Aires Metropolitan Cathedral is at one end of Plaza de Mayo. If you ever make it Buenos Aires, put this church on your must-see list. You will be glad you did. Better yet, take Alan's tour.

1 comment:

Longhorn Dave said...

Regulation FD: I've only met Alan once and he has not paid me for this shameless plug of his tour.

However, Alan, if you do feel indebted for the extra business you'll get from my Aunt Sally (my one and only reader of this blog) if she does ever make it to Buenos Aires.... I'll take payment in "pints" and Quilmes does not count!