Parroquia de San Ignacio de Loyola, Buenos Aires

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The oldest preserved church in Buenos Aires, Parroquia de San Ignacio de Loyola is a major landmark and an architectural jewel of the city. Built between 1686 and 1734, the church now serves as the seat of Buenos Aires' archbishop. View the ornate Baroque facade, or step inside to admire a large art collection and pay your respects at the tomb of Juan Jose Castelli, a local hero and one of the leaders of the May Revolution. Using our international travel planner, Buenos Aires attractions like Parroquia de San Ignacio de Loyola can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • A church to which is you made a thorough restoration and that is worth it penalty visit, since is an of them more ancient of Buenos Aires.
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  • The Parroquia de San Ignacio de Loyola is a nice little church close to the Plaza de Mayo. During our free tour we stopped short and our guide told that this would be one of the oldest churches in the country. Whether it actually would be the oldest, is not clearly / show. Unfortunately we could not check inside, because it was closed and there was no opening hours written on.
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  • It is the oldest in the city of Buenos Aires parish began building their towers at the end of the 1600 and in the year 1712 began the current building, whilst the stage the South Tower and the front wall only. It is located on Bolívar Street 200 metres from the Plaza de Mayo. Is a pleasant surprise to the pass by her front find is with the door main open of pair in pair, that invites to enter to know it. Is of small dimensions, but is very well cared. Among the images of the Saints who are venerated in the parish, is a replica of the Virgin of Lujan, patroness of the Argentina Republic. Admission is free and they offer guided tours Saturdays at 16.00 - 17.30 and 19.00 hours. Mass times are Sundays at 20.00 hours and from Monday to Friday at 19: 00 hours. If you come to the parish don't forget to enter the library of Avila, which is directly opposite, is one of the oldest libraries in the city.
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  • One of the important tourist places in Buenos Aires. Most people visit as they go for San Telmo market on Sundays.
  • One of the oldest churches in Buenos Aires city. It is situated in a historical part of the cisty close to the Manzana de Luces and the Cabildo. Beautiful architecture and the inside of the church is exquisite.
  • Very good but nothing great. For short time visit only
  • Built in the year 1661 to 1675 at adobe, is renovated between 1686 and 1734, creating the first work made in bricks in the city of Buenos Aires and the first that had a clock (now defunct)
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  • It is a welcoming church, with gold-painted wood works. It has assisted families underserved, self-help groups and prayer groups. Courses of catechesis and instruments and singing classes are given. The masses are Monday to Friday at 1 pm and 7 pm. Saturdays at 6 pm and Sunday 12 pm to 7 pm.
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