Basilica de Nuestra Senora Del Pilar, Buenos Aires

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Basilica de Nuestra Senora Del Pilar is considered a national treasure for its six Baroque altars, including one coated with Peruvian engraved silver. Built in 1732 by Franciscans, the church features a whitewashed classical exterior with a simple bell tower, which stands in contrast to the gleaming gold and silver nuances of the richly decorated interior. The gallery windows provide views of the cemetery with many statues of angels, while the museum, which occupies the quarters of a former cloister, boasts a collection of manuscripts, liturgical objects, paintings, sculptures, and photographs. During the weekends, a handcraft fair occupies the park and the plaza surrounding the church. For Basilica de Nuestra Senora Del Pilar and beyond, use our Buenos Aires trip planner to get the most from your Buenos Aires vacation.
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  • A beautiful church located very close to the cementium of Recoleta. Very old, with rich works of art. Decorated with gold and with a small museum, a cloister, which was used by Franciscan priests.
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  • Perhaps it is because of the whiteness of its walls or how simple its structure makes this church a place of peace for reunion with God. It is a very nice church, that if you go to Recoleta, you must not miss.
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  • A little haven of peace and quiet. Some beautiful altars inside and worth paying the $35p to visit the churches museum which houses various religious documents and artifacts. It also gives you a raised view of the cemetery next door.
  • So much beauty and stillness to enjoy a moment with God...ver y recomendable
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