Basilica de Lujan, Lujan

#2 of 152 in Historic Sites in Province of Buenos Aires
Must see · Church · Tourist Spot
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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  • We had read about this gorgeous Basilica in Lujan. It was indeed truly magnificent. The town itself however was nothing special. The transportation museum across the plaza from the Basilica was quite....  more »
  • My wife and I have been in Europe and Argentina several times and when we first visited Lujan we were amazed to see what it looked like any of the European Cathedrals we have seen. The stain glasses.....  more »
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