San Pedro San Telmo Church, Buenos Aires

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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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to San Pedro San Telmo Church and many more Buenos Aires attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Buenos Aires tourist route planner.
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  • I am an addicted person in Church Architecture, and what was not my surprise amid the fair of San Telmo find this. She mixes several architectural details, worth visiting.
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  • Walking along san telmo one finds with European style building amazing and this is the case of one of them. It is worth stopping but it fails to appreciate the architecture
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  • Incredible wealth of the side chapels and the simplicity is very mysticism of rest, is well worth a stop.
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  • Excellent! Churches more anyiguas of Buenos Aires. It is not overwhelming and has plenty of natural light.
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