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.


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]


  • 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