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

(4.1/5 based on 90+ reviews on the web)
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. Plan your Russian Orthodox Church (Iglesia Apostolica Ortodoxa Rusa) visit and explore what else you can see and do in Buenos Aires using our Buenos Aires vacation planner.
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  • It's curious that, when there was not a half dozen orthodox Russians, the first and only Orthodox Church in Argentina (and in South America) was established at the request of Orthodox of other nationa...  more »
  • At the entrance you are faced with an amazing architecture, was having mass when we arrived and we were greeted by a Mr extremely likable that gave us a cloth to put like skirt for women. Worth the visit, he is small and the visit ends up being fast.
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  • Similar to the typical Russian Orthodox churches, with their colorful and Oriental forms. To see if you are going to the Park Lezama, is on its North side.
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  • Beautiful church of the it architect Christophersen.
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  • beautiful, both inside and outside. more than religious beliefs. architecturally it is very cute
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  • She's just gorgeous! It is a pity that almost always closed!
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  • I'd like to be baptized in this Church (where possible). The problem is that I don't know at what point go. Greetings, Juan Manuel Beverina.
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  • Very nice place, the few in Buenos Aires
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