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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  • It's a classic. Super beautiful. If you like participate in ideal masses! very good location. then you can get to know the area, fairs and go to the remains there. visit obliged.
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  • A place that complements the visit of the adjoining cemetery. Although tiny, the altarpiece is to see. The visit to the homeland of the former convent can be interesting for those who like such visits. Count a half-hour for both.
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  • The small church Basilica de Nuestra Señora del Pilar is located directly next to the famous and beautiful cemetery "La Recoleta". She is also beautiful and worth seeing, who visited the cemetery so eh, should stop here briefly.
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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