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

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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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  • 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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  • We were on our own, since it was not guided tour schedule. We were surprised by the building, both in its façade, with a bright blue, as the interior domes. They are very respectful of the place, and people must comply with some restrictions, to access. Photographs, inside cannot be removed and women may not enter with pants, why deliver a few aprons, that one has to stand up. The place is just gorgeous, was mass schedule.
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  • It is an exciting story of this Church since he comes to our country together with the Greek sailors, Slavs, Russians and Syrians, Lebanese and thanks to the good will and fortune of the Russian Royal family, bought this land and the present church stands. General Julio a.. Roca opens it is attended by the President of the nation in 1901. There are guided tours once a month. Located opposite parque Lezama.
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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.
  • Modest Orthodox church .
  • The downside is the place in which it is located, because the surrounding buildings, it's hard to make a nice photo. Very nice Russian accent in Buenos Aires. The downside is the place where it is located, because in the surrounding buildings, it is difficult to make a nice picture. Very nice Russian accent in Buenos Aires. La desventaja es el lugar donde se encuentra, porque en los edificios circundantes, es difícil hacer una buena imagen. Muy buen acento ruso en Buenos Aires. Недостатком является то место, в котором он находится, потому что окружающие здания, это трудно сделать хороший снимок. Очень хороший русский акцент в Буэнос-Айресе.
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  • I went to a visit and super complete information and anecdotes. I loved the place and bring camera.
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  • Beautiful, worth seeing.
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