Catedral de La Rioja - Santuario de San Nicolas de Bari, La Rioja

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During a tour of the city, stop to admire Catedral de La Rioja - Santuario de San Nicolas de Bari. Dedicated to Saint Nicholas of Bari, the patron saint of La Rioja, the church is located in the main square. Make a quick stop to view the old (but well-maintained) cathedral, dating from the beginning of the 20th century. Many visitors like to take photos of the imposing exterior. The interior houses an abundance of paintings, stained-glass windows, sculptures, and murals. Plan your Catedral de La Rioja - Santuario de San Nicolas de Bari visit and explore what else you can see and do in Province of La Rioja using our Province of La Rioja vacation site .
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  • Monday, March 5-not to be missed in the city of La Rioja, is the large and spectacular Cathedral dedicated to Saint Nicholas of Bari. After the earthquake of 1894, which destroyed the old church, commissioned the Italian architect Arnaldi to design and build a new one. The new church was finished in 1910, is eclectic neo-Byzantine style façade, like many argentine churches, modern Gothic bell towers while the dome is Baroque. The altar of the patron where stands the statue with the black face of Saint Nicholas, Bishop of Myra, Saint Turk of the third century. This statue in walnut, comes from Peru and is thought to be of the school of Cuzco of 1600. Beautiful stained glass Windows inside and rich but not redundant extreme baroque altars. A flaw, in my opinion, is the painting of the walls, restored recently, which seems the upholstery of your accommodation. Well worth a visit.
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  • As all cathedrals old country and Northwest provinces, this beautiful Cathedral stands with all its nobility. You can be the main without seeing it and cross into his corner square.
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  • For sure a must go if spending some time in La Rioja. This cathedral is small but interesting for a town like La Rioja. To bad for me it was under renovation in February 2018 so that I couldn’t see ev...  more »
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  • The overall style of the sanctuary is Romanesque, with strong Byzantine influence, such as that held in the East of Italy, homeland of the architect designer of the work: Juan B. Arnaldi. The façade is divided into three arches, forming an arcade above the ships; above these arches there is a frieze of minor arches that correspond to the choir, topped with a pediment with three arches, and above this, the shrine with the image of the Patron Saint. They franking the facade, two towers of 34,20 mts. high, rising in the Cruiser, an imposing dome of 38 meters. tall. The, Latin cross plan, divided into three naves, with a total of 19 meters. wide, and many others of high. The apse is wide, used as ship today. At the back of the apse, is the largest European Bill altar, carved in wood and gold leaf. The apse walls are covered by four murals, which represent, from right to left: the Foundation of La Rioja; the image of the child God Mayor, surrounded by priests and faithful on the feast of the meeting; the coronation of the image of St. Nicholas and the construction of the temple. At the top, this represented the Holy Trinity. These murals, as well as the evangelists, of the Tufts of the dome, the choir and los Angeles Angels and wreaths of walls, are the work of the Ukrainian painter Juan Deniszequi, with the exception of the scene of the encounter, which should be replaced by another, thanks to the brush of the Argentine Andrés Mirwald, because of damage suffered by the previous mural. The temple enriched with numerous stained glass windows, German, can be mentioned: in the dome, Patriarchs and characters from the old testament; in the apse, Saints: Pedro Nolasco, Ignacio de Loyola, Domingo de Guzmán and Francis of Assisi, founders of the orders religious who announced the Gospel in La Rioja, since the times of the colony. At the bottom of the side naves, can be seen: the twelve apostles and in the front, on the doors of entry: Santa Rosa de Lima, San Nicolás and San Francisco. It also has the shrine with a 800 tubes, (Hamburg) German-made organ, mounted by the master Sangaletti. El Camarín de San Nicolas, which reached from the temple by two staircases of marble, is Renaissance style, from the pure line that inspired classicism. Its plant is of a Greek cross with a cupola on the cruise. The image of St. Nicholas is visible from the dressing room, both ships of the temple, making it rotate according to the place of worship. On the altar of the shrine, a relief is preserved in marble representing the last supper, which belonged to the St. John's Cathedral destroyed by the earthquake of 1945. The mausoleum of the Pbro. Dr. Pedro Ignacio de Castro Barros, which is located in the Atrium, is a copy of the tomb of napoleon and was performed in black granite by Leo Malknecht.
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  • Cathedral Basilica of Saint Nicholas... Place of faith... Its architecture is ancient, its dome are painted the four Apostles Luke, Matthew, mark and John... Traditional festivals of San Nicolas and the Tinkunaco. It is the grave of Bishop Angelelli
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  • Exquisite architecture, regardless of the religion which they profess, is almost compelled to visit it if you pass by La Rioja not only by its high architectural value but also for its great artistic heritage, has beautiful frescoes and figures. These days they are restoring the frescoes in the altar and there is much scaffolding in the same. Yet not dull the beauty of the rest and is also good to know that the Riojan village is however to keep it pretty.
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  • One of the most beautiful places and with a peace of mind that makes you feel on the inside, you can not miss it.
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