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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  • September 13, 2017
    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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  • August 12, 2017
    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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  • August 9, 2017
    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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  • December 2, 2016
    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.
  • January 13, 2017
    Modest Orthodox church .
  • March 28, 2017
    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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  • July 22, 2017
    I went to a visit and super complete information and anecdotes. I loved the place and bring camera.
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  • July 14, 2017
    Beautiful, worth seeing.
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