Iglesia San Ponciano, La Plata

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Step inside Iglesia San Ponciano for some quiet reflection inside a grand 19th-century Catholic church. As opposed to the classic Roman basilica style, this structure features an eclectic mix of architecture drawing from a number of influences, predominantly Gothic. In 1997 Pope John Paul II awarded it the title of basilica. Take in the ornate stylings of the carvings and central spire. The main plaza and the local government building lie within a stone's throw, so consider combining your visit with other nearby attractions. Use our La Plata family vacation planner to add Iglesia San Ponciano and other attractions to your La Plata vacation plans.
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  • July 26, 2017
    A beautiful church, the first basilica in the city, located in the Centre, very close to Plaza San Martin, about 80 diagonal. With outstanding Interior ornamentation and restoration process, it is worth knowing it.
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  • July 23, 2017
    A very old church in the Centre of the city of la Plata, where you can see an interior with beautiful stained glass windows in its doors, an important organ, stand out images. In its exterior architecture highlighting the neoclassical style.
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  • June 16, 2017
    A classic Church of the city, an architectural jewel. their masses often attend many young people, perhaps because of the proximity to the University
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  • May 30, 2017
    The Church was the first cathedral of La Plata. Featuring it is interesting, but unfortunately it is in very poor condition. The interior is painted by hand.
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  • June 1, 2017
    I'm Catholic but this Church does not inspire my trust or like going to mass every Sunday... only that I say
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  • July 26, 2017
    Tremendous work of art. Currently in service because it was in poor condition.
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  • January 21, 2017
    It is a beautiful church, but it suffers from the soil movements. I lived less than a hundred metres for 10 years and had no problems with their campaigns. It is worth visiting it.
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  • June 1, 2017
    This very poorly maintained and is a pity was honored with the title of Basilica on January 3, 1997 by Pope Juan Pablo II.
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