Basilica de Nuestra Senora Del Pilar, Buenos Aires

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#7 of 96 in Museums in Buenos Aires
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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  • August 14, 2017
    Tercentenary Church in excellent condition where Creole religion in its splendor can be measured. They have sculptures with bilingual explanation for tourists and have guided tours which is suitable for foreign tourists who want to know about our Catholic religiosity.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Wonderful colonial church! How beautiful and pure silhouette. But the best is inside, with many baroque altarpieces all more attractive than others, with their bright colors and their statues of saints. Prefer a visit at night, when the Church (which stays open late) empty. Small Museum adjacent, optional.
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  • August 13, 2017
    Besides the beautiful architecture and art of the Church, has a small museum on site where paying a nominal fee, you can access galleries where are exposed sacral objects and old books with cântigos. The place is exotic, may have been old sacristãos dormitories.
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  • January 4, 2017
    Beautiful interior, and a wonderful place to stop into! One of my favorites.
  • September 28, 2016
    Extrior looks so simple but the interior is stunningly detailed. Gold color dominates the details but its really pleasent.
  • December 2, 2016
    Very impressive old church. Check out the catacombs.
  • April 26, 2016
    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.
  • November 18, 2015
    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

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