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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  • When you go see the Recoleta Cemetery, don't forget to stop by this beautiful basilica. The major altar is a great masterpiece. This is a peaceful place where you can hide from the crowds that visit t...  more »
  • If you've seen many churches, you'll see a beautiful altarpiece and a small church very well kept and beautiful. What counts is to be in throughout the area, the square, the Pantheon, explore the neighborhood of La Recoleta, the streets, and clearly know this small Basilica, can not miss on your tour.
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  • Impressive contrast between the façade of the Church and your interior. The outside is quite simple, then you come in and you look like you're in another place. I felt entering the Harry Potter camp hut. Hehehe so beautiful! A main altar and several others, all impressive, with enough gold and place to do their prayers, observe or photograph. Pay 20 pesos (value to help maintain and restore the Church) for ingressarmos in internal area that looks like a small museum with sculptures, vestments and sacred beautiful paintings. Recommend enough the ride. The Church is next to the Recoleta cemetery.
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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