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.
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.
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.