Basilica of San Francisco, Buenos Aires

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Survey the ornate twin towers and one of the world's largest tapestries at Basilica of San Francisco, dating back to 1815. The Italian-style neoclassical basilica's exterior also features intricately carved statues of Saint Francis flanked by Dante, Giotto, and Christopher Columbus kneeling at his feet. Check opening times and head inside to see the enormous tapestry created by Argentine artist Horacio Butler. Stop inside the adjacent museum just left of the entrance for an extra-informative trip. Plan your Basilica of San Francisco visit and explore what else you can see and do in Buenos Aires using our Buenos Aires holiday planner.
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  • As of March 2017, the church itself is closed for restoration, but the museum next to the church is open. The museum is small, but it has a lot of religious works ranging from statues, paintings, and ...  more »
  • The church is closed due to issues with portions of the ceiling's plaster work falling down. One can look into the church from the front entrance. The convent next door is open and can be visited. Muc...  more »
  • One of the first churches you come to if you walk down Defense from Plaza de Mayo. It is topped by a couple of beautiful towers in Italian Neo-classical style dated 1815. Between them is a gold statue...  more »
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  • Very beautiful and impressive churches.
  • We love meeting, beautiful architecture, place of peace and prayer.
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  • Beautiful convent, very conducive to prayer for its silence and solemnity of the architecture.
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  • Beautiful building
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  • Interesting place to see a bit of history. It was burned in 55
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