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 online itinerary creator, Chascomus Edition.
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  • Unlike in other parts of the South America, little evidence of African immigration remains. This small corner of Chascomus presents a story not often told in Argentina, of slaves and workers, maids an...  more »
  • This was a chapel built by the black slaves as they were not allowed to worship in the "white" churches. Unfortunately closed when we were there so we did not get to see the inside which is apparently...  more »
  • It is small flat rustic, it has a very interesting history to know, not miss, is close to the lagoon
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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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  • If you are with someone it tells you the history, as happened to us, is very beautiful experience.
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  • To visit such a historical place where mix religions and beliefs of popular culture.
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  • Testimony of the presence of African in Argentina and religious syncretism. A national historic landmark.
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