Basilica de Nuestra Senora Del Pilar, Buenos Aires

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Basilica de Nuestra Senora Del Pilar is considered a national treasure for its six Baroque altars, including one coated with Peruvian engraved silver. Built in 1732 by Franciscans, the church features a whitewashed classical exterior with a simple bell tower, which stands in contrast to the gleaming gold and silver nuances of the richly decorated interior. The gallery windows provide views of the cemetery with many statues of angels, while the museum, which occupies the quarters of a former cloister, boasts a collection of manuscripts, liturgical objects, paintings, sculptures, and photographs. During the weekends, a handcraft fair occupies the park and the plaza surrounding the church. Add Basilica de Nuestra Senora Del Pilar and other attractions to your Buenos Aires trip itinerary using our Buenos Aires trip itinerary planner.
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  • Everything is art in this basilica, all the details are taken into account and is in perfect condition. Going more in depth one finds works of art representing each of the religious figures who are amazingly beautiful. Recoleta walk, no one could fail to.
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  • I went several times to the Church. It is beautiful, with a great historical value. The cloisters is should not miss, has works of great value historical entry is very economic simplementepara mantenimientodel Museum, are three flats to visit all rooms pictures ancient wooden shrines of great artistic value and most very well explained the works in English and Spanish
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  • In Recoleta, noted for its Tower and white facade. It was a convent of monks. After the cemetery of the same name was built in his garden. Interesting the altarpiece of the high altar, pulpit and an important collection of Baroque art in the Museum where they were the cloisters in the past.
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  • Están muy buenas las criptas
  • Extrior looks so simple but the interior is stunningly detailed. Gold color dominates the details but its really pleasent.
  • Beautiful Church in a great setting. Visit when the market is open in the park, and you can purchase a beautiful painting of the scene to remember your trip.
  • Underrated. The interior is well kept for a church that was built in 1732. Several antique artifacts exposed in the lodging where the Recollect padres lived.
  • Often ignored by tourists just rushing past on their way to Evita's grave nearby, this church is one of the few remaining Spanish colonial buildings in the city and its richly adorned interior more than merits a short look around