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Basilica de Nuestra Senora Del Pilar

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Address: Junin 1998, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Phone Number: 11/4803-6793
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Description: Argentine chapel built in the 1700s.
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An iconic church in the heart of Recoleta

This unique church is located at "La Recoleta" the finest neighborhood in Buenos Aires and close to the Cemetery where the most important people from our country is buried. It's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This unique church is located at "La Recoleta" the finest neighborhood in Buenos Aires and close to the Cemetery where the most important people from our country is buried. It's worth to visit this classy fine art deco church.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

The Basilica is located next to the famous cemetery in Recoleta. It is free to go in and look around. Donations are accepted. Some vendors are located on site. I personally didn't find the architecture amazing or the inside spectacular. However, the cemetery is very nice and while you may be in the area, it wouldn't hurt to see the... More 

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Portland, OR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

A wonderful small exhibition inside the older part of the church. A few nice surprises await you, definitely worth paying a small entrance fee. You will see the details of old construction and some surprising examples of 19th century icons, as well as of the older religious figurines.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

A very nice Catholic Church to visit either before of after seeing the Recoleta Cemetery. Gorgeous alter. A great place for reflection in beautiful surroundings.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 385 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

I saw this church on my way to visit Evita Peron's tomb in Recoleta. Having spent about 5 minutes at her tomb, I proceeded to see what was inside this small white church. It has beautiful altars (gold-plated), statutes, and very uplifting music. I said my prayers and rested my tired feet inside this church. What a change from the... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

The Basilica Nuestra Señora del Pilar is a wonderful masterpiece showing colonial religious architecture. Its front patio and quiet surroundings are most fit for strolling around. There may be some hippies selling bijouterie at the sidewalk. Do not miss the altar, and the religious images around. Lots of weddings, so avoid visiting in the evenings. Next to this building, Recoleta... More 

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Porto, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

The silver altar is just amazing. It is just next the Recoleta Cemitery, so since you are already there make sure you go inside.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Next door to Recoleta Cemetery. If you're already there, may as well stop at the church, and it is an interesting place for a short visit (or at least for some photos overlooking the cemetery).

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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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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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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Address: Junin 1998, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Phone Number: 11/4803-6793
Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > Recoleta

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Characterized by the French-style mansions which are the legacy of its aristocratic past, Recoleta is the true “Paris of the South.” Walking around this neighborhood is an experience like no other in Buenos Aires: its streets are lined with elegant apartment buildings, exclusive boutiques, and former mansions turned into high-end hotels and embassies, which exude an alluring air of sophistication and class. You'll also find a rich cultural scene centered on the National Museum of Fine Arts, the National Library, and the Recoleta Cultural Center; as well as some great shopping spots, like the Buenos Aires Design Mall with an artists' fair set up in Plaza Francia every weekend.
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