Basilica de Lujan, Lujan

Most visitors get their first glimpse of Basilica de Lujan from the highway, before they've even reached the city called the "Capital of the Faith." Soaring to 106 m (348 ft) above the ground, the twin-spired church dwarfs all other buildings in a city of 100,000 people. Marvel at the church's elaborate neo-Gothic exterior, then be blown away by its cavernous interior. Look out for the tiny but culturally important statue of the Virgin Mary, whose significance outweighs its 38 cm (15 inch) height. More than 6 million Argentines embark on a pilgrimage to the church every year. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Basilica de Lujan by using our Lujan day trip planning site .
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  • A beautiful Basilica worth the drive. I’m amazed I missed it on my previous trip to Argentina. The town is cute and there are plenty of decent restaurants to eat near the Basilica or in town. Very.....  more »
  • We stopped here on a business drive through to Junín so we didn’t go out of our way to see this. I was struck by the similarity to Notre Dame; especially the mini spire in the back. It didn’t have...  more »
  • Incredible Basilica, it isa must if you are near lujan. The building began in 1895. The surroundings are also of those years.  more »
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