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Basilica de Nuestra Senora Del Pilar

Junin 1998, Buenos Aires, Argentina (Recoleta)
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Ranked #55 of 317 Attractions in Buenos Aires
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings, Specialty Museums, Historic Sites
Description: Argentine chapel built in the 1700s.
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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184 reviews 184 reviews
82 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Do not miss this chance to understand the history of Recoleta neighbourhood. Founded by the Recoletos, this unique church displays holy relics at the entrance side altars and is considered one of its kind. The visit to the cloisters is a real bonus track.

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Santiago, Chile
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169 reviews 169 reviews
138 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Situated in the Recoleta neighbourhood, this catholic church was built in 1716 and features a striking all white exterior and a white interior as well. Immediately upon entering, don't miss the display of a pair of skull and crossbones. I visited on a Friday afternoon and there were mainly tourists inside. Declared a national historic monument in 1942. Definitely worth... More

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Aracaju, Sergipe, Brazil
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73 reviews 73 reviews
22 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Inside the church there´s this museum called claustros del pillar which shows what it was like back in the time when the recoleto monks used to inhabit that place during colonial times!

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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184 reviews 184 reviews
82 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Definitely, this church provides visitors an opportunity to experience a charming encounter with colonial times. From the moment you go through its threshold you understand why local couples book their wedding date there more than a year in advance. Simplicity, good taste, and spirituality are breathed around. As you enter, there is a little door on the left that leads... More

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Saint Julian's, Malta
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97 reviews 97 reviews
30 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Cloisters still have original floor. The display of paintings and silverware are lovely. From the room upstairs you can actually see the Recoleta cemetery.

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California
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76 reviews 76 reviews
30 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

If you're going to the cemetery, it's worth dropping by this church. If you've been to any of California's missions, it will seem familiar to you. There's a small museum that doesn't charge much, offers a view of the cemetery and gives a window onto religious life in colonial times.

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nyc2trvl
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013 via mobile

This church is located right next to the cemetery, is still an active church and is worth your time to visit and stay a while. Stopping in several times while I was there at various times of the day. Attending and observing mass in this church was interesting, the devotion of the people, especially the young people is impressive. They... More

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Montreal, Canada
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232 attraction reviews
235 helpful votes 235 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

The church is nice, but if you are looking to take great shots of the cemetery, this is the place to go in and do the inexpensive religious artifacts tour... From the top floor, there is a small window facing the cemetery that gives you a 180 view of the elevated grounds that cannot be photographed at street level.

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United States
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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

The Basilica is small and beautiful! It is located right next to the Recoleta Cemetery and right next to the square where the Feria de Recoleta is located. If you spend a day in Recoleta you definitely have time to spend in all three locations. Make sure to drop into the Basilica and snap a couple of pictures on your... More

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Lexington, Kentucky
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71 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013 via mobile

We visited this church on a rainy day after visiing Recoleta cemetery. The inside is much more elaborate than the exterioir would suggest. Definitely worth a short visit.

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