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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  • Very, very ornate with so much to see, key religious site in the city and very beautiful space, still some active worship  more »
  • Having been to Buenos Aires on more than one occasion, I finally decided to go visit the Recoleta. It was a absolutely wonderful experience. One of the key points was after the visit, I went to go see...  more »
  • Beautiful basilica. Definitely worth the visit when in the Recoleta area. Very well preserved. Totally recommend this visit.  more »
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  • Beautiful interior, and a wonderful place to stop into! One of my favorites.
  • Extrior looks so simple but the interior is stunningly detailed. Gold color dominates the details but its really pleasent.
  • Very impressive old church. Check out the catacombs.
  • 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.
  • 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