Basilica y Convento de San Francisco, Buenos Aires

(4.1/5 based on 75+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Beautiful place full of peace and good architecture of the period, keep in mind that these sites always need restoration, but is magnificent Church
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  • Magnificent religious architecture. Nestled in the heart of Buenos Aires, it allows a quick tour.
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  • Although you can not enter its interior for the risk of landslides, you reach to appreciate what little is worthwhile, is a real gem this church.,
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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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