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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  • Interesting church, belonging to a cloister, when the Recoleta cemetery still used to be the orchard. Unfortunately, the tower wasn't open for the public until a Sunday in April. The views over the ce...  more »
  • Adjacent to the illustrious cemetery in the neighborhood of Recoleta, this Basilica d a simple architectural look, is richly decorated and is worth a visit.
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  • Despite the fact that architecturally it has no value I get excited to have a church dedicated to the patron saint of my city
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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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