Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Canelones

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Catedral de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe
Catedral de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe.jpg
Basic information
Location José Enrique Rodó esq. José Batlle y Ordóñez
Canelones,  Uruguay
Affiliation Roman Catholic
District Diocese of Canelones
Year consecrated 1843
Website Cathedral of Canelones

The Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe (Spanish: Catedral de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe) is the main Roman Catholic church building of Canelones, Uruguay. It is the see of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Canelones since 1961.

History[edit]

The first temple was built in 1775; around the small church, a township evolved. In 1828, the priest Juan Francisco Larrobla blessed here the first Flag of Uruguay.[1]

The current building was completed in 1843, and it was expanded later.[2] Since 1900 it has a mechanical organ. It is dedicated to the Virgin of Guadalupe, which was also the original denomination of the city, Villa Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe.[3]

In 1945, Cardinal Antonio Barbieri elevated the church to National Sanctuary of the Virgin of Guadalupe.[1]

See also[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Villegas Mañé, Juan José. Historia de la parroquia Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe de Canelones, 1775-1977, en La Iglesia en el Uruguay. Estudios históricos, Cuadernos del ITU, Nº 4, Instituto Teológico del Uruguay, Montevideo, 1978.

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Coordinates: 34°31′30″S 56°16′56″W / 34.5249°S 56.2821°W / -34.5249; -56.2821