Mausoleum of General San Martín
In 1880, the remains of General José de San Martín were brought from France and placed in a mausoleum in the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Cathedral. The mausoleum was specially designed by French sculptor Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse, with marble of various colours. The black sarcophagus is guarded by three life-size female figures that represent Argentina, Chile and Peru, three of the regions freed by the General. The mausoleum also has the remains of Generals Juan Gregorio de las Heras and Tomás Guido, as well as those of the Unknown Soldier of the Independence.