Basilica y Convento de San Francisco, Buenos Aires
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Survey the ornate twin towers and one of the world's largest tapestries at Basilica y Convento de 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 y Convento de 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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  • The Basilica San Francisco is the Church of Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the Pope Francisco. It's beautiful inside! In front has the oldest pharmacy in BsAs, pharmacy star.
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  • See a building of such architectural beauty but surrounded by scaffolding. Without possibility of entering inside, because that's is closed due to danger of landslides of ceiling. At the corner of Defense and Alsina streets. Unfortunate state.
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  • 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 »
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  • Very cute
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  • A good church with a good history
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  • Lovely place, medieval streets, the convent, simple, and surprised, by its antiquity, one feels in the Middle evo! there are q again!
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  • It breathes history. The required place to visit during the walk along San Telmo
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  • very beautiful
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