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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  • It is the oldest in Buenos Aires 1712 and was declared a national historic landmark. First it was Adobe. You have guided tours. Too bad that does not take care of things. At the entrance there are remains covered by a glass and in all full of garbage. People may be dirty, but the municipality should be cleaned.
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  • Excellent example of religious art. Magnificent architecture. For religious and curious. It is worth a visit.
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  • This church is a jewel of the city of Buenos Aires. I don't know if it is the oldest, but one of them. It has two beautiful towers and its interior is very nice. I recommend the guided tour because it has many stories about its construction and heroes who were there buried.
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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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