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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  • Chosen by many couples to celebrate your wedding, this Basilica is worth to be visited. It is in the heart, just get lucky that its doors are open
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  • Worth a visit even if it is a few minutes and feel transported. Beautiful church, full of history and valuable treasures.
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  • Beautiful church in the neighborhood of Recoleta. Worth a go and visit it. In the area there are many things to do and this church is one of them
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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