Argentina is a country with a strong Catholic heritage and tradition that originated during the territory’s time as a Spanish colony from the 16th to the 19th century.
Today, many Argentinians still belong to this Christian denomination, attending services in the country’s many beautiful cathedrals. Some of these date back to the period of Spanish colonization. If you find yourself visiting Argentina, here are three that you should definitely check out.
Catedral de La Plata
Located in the La Plata neighborhood of the Argentinian capital of Buenos Aires, the Catedral de La Plata is a Neogothic marvel. Constructed between the late 19th and early 20th century, the 318-foot tall cathedral is a marvel of engineering and one of the largest churches in the entire world.
Catedral de Salta
The Neobaroque mid-19th century cathedral in Salta, Argentina is beloved for a number of reasons, including its charming and memorable light pink facade as well as its dedication to Jesus and the Virgin Mary.
Catedral Metropolitana de Buenos Aires
Another Buenos Aires cathedral finds its way onto the list here, with the Catedral Metropolitana de Buenos Aires being another must-see church. This beautiful cathedral features a Neoclassical facade and was finished in the late 1700s, and it still stands today as a true icon of the Argentina capital.