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. For Basilica de Nuestra Senora Del Pilar and beyond, use our Buenos Aires trip planner to get the most from your Buenos Aires vacation.
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  • Close to the Recoleta cemetery. White building, and admission was free. This is where the relatively fewer people, quiet, restful. Figurines of pottery decoration of the altar, representing the birth of Jesus Christ.
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  • It is a temple that dates from 1732. A true gem that invites to meditation, contemplation of beautiful images and the visit of its cloisters, where paintings and objects from the past of the Church are exposed. It is worth stopping in front of the main altar, where can be a beautiful piece in silver, carved by Indians of the high per. pulpit, Baptistry - where was baptized - and meditation Chapel cannot fail to admire. As curiosity can be cited that the lintel of the entrance to the Baptistry can read a plaque stating that there lies the mother of general Juan Lavalle.r
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  • One of the oldest churches in the city. Was part of the land-based Franciscan monastery. By the way, hence the name of the Recoleta Cemetery ("ascetic"). In the Basilica there is a Museum, where a collection of shapes, many different Saints, church books and historical documents.
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  • Very entertaining and exciting. It's so interesting to see the different piece of history. The church itself is a piece of art worth of getting to see. A lovely place to see, and a different focus to the Cemetery of Recoleta that is literally right next to it (and also adds to the view)
  • Exterior looks so simple but the interior is stunningly detailed. Gold color dominates the details but its really pleasant.
  • Beautiful small church
  • Beautiful interior, and a wonderful place to stop into! One of my favorites.
  • Very impressive old church. Check out the catacombs.

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