Tourist Attraction in Santa Fe: Catedral Todos los Santos
The Cathedral of Ognissanti is the main church of the archdiocese and of the city of Santa Fe. In 1942 it was proclaimed a national monument. With the foundation of the old city of Santa Fe, located at today's Cayastá, commissioned by Juan de Garay, the construction of a Mother Church dedicated to All Saints was also decreed. In 1651, once the transfer of the city to its current location was completed, the new Chiesa Matrice, built on the main square of the new settlement, was also completed. In 1833 some reconstructions were made, such as the designed façade by the Italian architect Carlo Zucchi, which gave the building much of its current appearance. With the establishment of the diocese of Santa Fe on February 15, 1897 and the church received the title of Provisional Cathedral. In 1934, with the elevation of the diocese of Santa Fe to the rank of archdiocese, the cathedral obtained the title of Metropolitan Cathedral. The interiors, divided into three naves, were built in 1947. The façade has a neoclassical appearance, with three full-arched arches that introduce the three main entrances. The façade is crowned by two bell towers. The interior of the cathedral is divided into three naves separated by a series of pillars. Worth noting in the baptistery is a True Cross from the colonial era that was the origin of the city's toponym.