Nuestra Señora del Carmen, Cordón, Montevideo

Iglesia de Nuestra Señora del Carmen
Basic information
Location Av. 18 de Julio 1531
Montevideo,  Uruguay
Affiliation Roman Catholic
Ecclesiastical or organizational status Parish church
Website Parroquia del Carmen
Architectural description
Architect(s) Elzeario Boix
Architectural style Neo-Romanesque
Direction of façade South

The Church of Our Lady of the Mount Carmel (Spanish: Iglesia de Nuestra Señora del Carmen), popularly known as Iglesia del Cordón, is a Roman Catholic parish church in Montevideo, Uruguay.[1]


The original church was established 1 October 1835.[1] In 1874-1890 its parish priest was Mariano Soler, who later became the first Archbishop of Montevideo.

The present church was built in 1924 by architect Elzeario Boix in Neo-Romanesque style[2] and is dedicated to Our Lady of Mount Carmel, a very popular devotion of the Virgin Mary. Inside can be also found an altar dedicated to St. Joseph of Cupertino, patron of poor students, and another to the Virgin of the Thirty-Three, patron of Uruguay.

Outside is placed a Galician cruceiro from 1800, the oldest in Uruguay.[3]

Same devotion

There are other churches in Uruguay dedicated to Our Lady of the Mount Carmel:


  1. 1 2 "Iglesia del Cordón". Archdiocese of Montevideo. Retrieved 31 March 2013. (Spanish)
  2. "Cordón, one of the first neighbourhoods in Montevideo". Retrieved 31 March 2013. (Spanish)
  3. "Stone cruceiros from Galicia". Retrieved 11 April 2013. (Spanish)
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Coordinates: 34°54′15″S 56°10′59″W / 34.90417°S 56.18306°W / -34.90417; -56.18306

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