Russian Orthodox Church (Iglesia Apostolica Ortodoxa Rusa), Buenos Aires

Towering above residential houses are the bright blue onion domes of Russian Orthodox Church (Iglesia Apostolica Ortodoxa Rusa). The church was designed in St. Petersburg distinctly of the 17th-century Muscovite style and executed by architect Alejandro Christophersen in 1901. The church features five blue domes decorated with gold stars and topped with orthodox crosses. Rich decor fills the interior of the church, murals cover the walls, and the intentionally east-facing altar is adorned with red and gold details. Entry is only available at certain times, so be sure to confirm in advance. Women must wear a dress or skirt to the knees to enter, and photography is not allowed inside. Make your Buenos Aires itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.
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  • We visited this church on the occasion of the "night of the 2017 temples" and performed a very interesting guided tour where we learned about their history and their faith. Finally we enjoyed the presentation of a traditional choir and tasted dishes out.
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  • Second Sunday of every month there are guided by father Alejandro, to the Russian Orthodox Church. It is a very nice Church, steeped in history and is really a luxury Guide and stories of father Alexander, who makes a very nice story about the Church and answers all questions asked by visitors. The Church is very cute inside and out, it is worth visiting it!
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  • Those who want to visit it must find out before access schedules. We did not, by mistake, and we could only admire its architecture on the outside.
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  • I was actually allowed in to watch some fascinating Orthodox rituals that I had never seen before. No cameras inside, though, but if you are chill and respectful it's really unique.
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  • Hard to give an opinion when you entered the Church, although he has known the facade. Is different and beautiful, with those colorful towers in the form of ice cream. As she is surrounded by buildings, does not stand out in the landscape.
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  • Incredible place. Its exterior with bright colors and its architecture catches the eye. Inside is wonderful (not there are many opportunities to find it open to the public, so if you find it, take advantage to visit!). Sometimes there are activities such as samples of some Russian artist, film debate, so it is paid a small bonus contribution which includes guided visit. Actually, it is worth knowing it.
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  • This church, in 17TH-century Muscovite style, was opened in 1904. The original project was designed by the architect of the Synod Holy of Russia, Mihail Preobrazensky, and then adapted in the city of Buenos Aires by his counterpart Alejandro Christophersen, who designed, among many other works, the Palace San Martin is located in the area of Removal. Each of the blue domes rises a cross, oriented towards the East, supported by chains, as he is customary in Russia. The façade has three stained-glass windows depicting various biblical and scenes, in the frontispiece, a mosaic made in Petersburgo representing the Holy Trinity. The Church consists of a parcel of 716.6 m² and 16 m wide by 44 meters of depth. On their sides you can see two murals, one called "baptism of Russia" and other patterned on the Virgin Mary, Jesus and John. Front, a bas-relief in bronze depicts the facade of the Church. Its altar, located on the first floor, is intentionally directed toward the East. He is currently a Argentine national historical monument. His Majesty has no comparison. It is certainly a place worth to know and admire.
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