San Pedro San Telmo Church, Buenos Aires

Get a sense of a darker chapter in the city's history at San Pedro San Telmo Church, Buenos Aires' storied main church. This grandiose structure was restored by architect Pelayo Sainz in the early 20th century in an eclectic Neo-Baroque style. Survey the plaques outside commemorating those that died during the yellow fever outbreak of 1871, which also signaled the end of the city's prosperous period due to the affluent populace moving elsewhere. The church served as an important place of care and respite during those troubled times. Note the slab of white marble at the entrance, marking the tomb of the fourth parson, P. J. A. Martinez. At the top of the structure between the church's two famed towers is a statue of the patron saint of sailors, San Pedro Gonzalez Telmo. Using our international travel planner, Buenos Aires attractions like San Pedro San Telmo Church can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Beautiful church with a very old architecture and very pretty, too bad it is not well maintained. Worth knowing is right next to Dorrengo Square and the San Telmo market
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  • San Pedro Telmo Church is a Baroque church located in San Telmo district, 1. Building was built in the 18th century the façade was particularly impressive.
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  • Sunday, March 5-after touring the rowdy crowd among the stalls of the famous market of Buenos Aires, we get quite by accident in front of a church. We immediately dazzled by very elegant façade with large pillars and the two bell towers clad in blue ceramics. The great dome blue and gold. We go in and admire the many paintings of the Cuzco school, very strong in color and in expressions of faces. Affects us very much on the right nave, the altar of San Pedro Telmo, patron saint of sailors, the 12th-century Spanish Friar holding in hand a Caravel with white sail Red's crusade. Only jarring, several paintings colored plate with the Green and gold with portraits of the Pope, John Paul II and other flat on the floor. The insignia of bars and shops in this neighborhood are like that, but it seems to me that clash with the spirituality of the place. Still nice to visit for its architecture.
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  • The magnificent church, near the flea market .
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  • beautiful architecture a not to be missed visit to san telmo
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