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Basilica de Nuestra Senora Del Pilar

Address: Junin 1998, Buenos Aires, Argentina (Recoleta)
Phone Number: 11/4803-6793
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Ranked #33 of 259 Attractions in Buenos Aires
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Specialty Museums, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Owner description: Argentine chapel built in the 1700s.
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Specialty Museums, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Owner description: Argentine chapel built in the 1700s.
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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348 reviews 348 reviews
277 attraction reviews
292 helpful votes 292 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

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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162 reviews 162 reviews
37 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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175 reviews 175 reviews
45 attraction reviews
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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104 attraction reviews
238 helpful votes 238 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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190 reviews 190 reviews
151 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
23 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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230 reviews 230 reviews
104 attraction reviews
238 helpful votes 238 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
45 helpful votes 45 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
35 helpful votes 35 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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