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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
Description: Argentine chapel built in the 1700s.
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Recoleta Afternoon Walking Tour

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Must See Stop Near Recoleta Cemetery

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 2, 2015
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Pensacola Beach, Florida, USA
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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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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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115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
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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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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Media, Pennsylvania
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109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
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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106 attraction reviews
245 helpful votes 245 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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104 helpful votes 104 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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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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245 helpful votes 245 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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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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Staying in Recoleta

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Recoleta
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.