La Capilla de los Negros, Chascomus

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A small but interesting piece of history, La Capilla de los Negros represents a place of worship where the area's black population used to gather. Although the building calls itself a chapel, the Catholic Church never bestowed that title upon it, so mass is not held there. The small building served as a medical center dealing with outbreaks of cholera and yellow fever in the latter half of the 19th century. There are no professional guides here, but handouts and plaques provide some information--if you can read Spanish. La Capilla de los Negros is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Chascomus Edition.
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  • It is a small chapel of brick walls painted white, sheet metal roof and dirt floor which was founded in 1862 as a meeting place for the black community of the city. The current building dates from the year 1950, since the original building was demolished by a cyclone in that year. The chapel still continues to be a prayer space for visitors, whatever their creed, retains its original ground floor, lights a candle, and inside you can see images of different religions, with its walls covered with pictures of Saints, pictures, rosaries and flowers that people was deposited over the years. Inside there is a picture of the Brown Virgin of miracles, ancient carving worshipped by the black community of the place and also one of the Virgen del Rosario. The chapel was declared a national historic landmark in 1962. It is open from early morning until around 17 pm. and takes very little time to visit her.
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  • A small chapel poor, very, very simple, but essential to understand a part of our history, that of blacks in the Argentina, a bit hidden. Highly recommended visit.
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  • Small, but interesting visit. Front of the craft fair. Without a guide, but to explore in a moment.
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  • There exist very few monuments to African ancestry and slavery in Argentina, but this UNESCO church from 1862 is one of them. Unique, humble and historic.
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  • Very nice place
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  • It is very nice, old and they have a beautiful candombe group
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