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Basilica de Nuestra Senora Del Pilar

Junin 1998, Buenos Aires, Argentina (Recoleta)
11/4803-6793
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Ranked #50 of 301 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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Aracaju, Sergipe, Brazil
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69 reviews 69 reviews
21 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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109 reviews 109 reviews
42 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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
41 helpful votes 41 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
27 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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511 reviews 511 reviews
232 attraction reviews
181 helpful votes 181 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
20 helpful votes 20 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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92 reviews 92 reviews
53 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Gold Coast
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403 reviews 403 reviews
273 attraction reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

This is reported to be the first church in Buenos Aires. It is certainly very impressive from the inside but not bad from outside. There are a lot of historical artefacts as well as some historical books, documents and other church paraphernalia. The church's cloisters are open for a small donation. Although a lot of modifications have rebuilding of the... More

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Canberra, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

From the outside this is a pretty but not imposing church, however inside it's like an Aladdins cave. Try to arrive when a local family is having a service and enjoy.

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