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“Worth a quick look” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Basilica de Nuestra Senora Del Pilar

Basilica de Nuestra Senora Del Pilar
Junin 1998, Buenos Aires, Argentina (Recoleta)
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Recoleta Afternoon Walking Tour
Ranked #37 of 234 Attractions in Buenos Aires
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Specialty Museums, Cultural
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Owner description: Argentine chapel built in the 1700s.
London
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“Worth a quick look”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

Right next door to Recoleta this church dates back to 1715 and is a simple layout. We did look out for the baroque style alters that are mentioned in the guide books. Often used for the weddings & funerals of the wealthy Argentinians. As you walk round you are accompanied by the sounds of recorded Gregorian chant music. Above the church and for a small cost we went up into the cloisters which have been opened to the public on 3 levels. Therein contained paintings, relics and wooden figures. OK for a quick look but not very interesting. What was great was the view of Recoleta cemetery from the cloister windows. Different to see it from a high angle.

Visited September 2012
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Buenos Aires
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“The church and the plaza”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

Typical colonial church. Very nice area to visit, not only the church

Visited March 2012
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Martinez, Bs As, Argentina
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“OK...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

For a church, it is OK. Stone windows are interesting, but nothing awesome here.

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San Luis Potosi, Mexico
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“Do not visit the cloisters”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

This is a really average church and the main attractions are the cloisters which hold a museum of religious art. The church is worth a quick visit but the museum is small, poor and definitely not worth a visit.

Visited March 2012
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Belo Horizonte, MG
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“Beautiful.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2012

The church is very simple, compared to others in BsAs. The architecture is common, and inside, the unique atraction is the altar, full of golden pieces. But it's extremely calm, quiet, it's really a place to pray, to feel peace. A beautiful gregorian chant is everywhere. It's good to relax here, to prepare yourself to visit the Recoleta Cementery, just behind it.

Visited January 2012
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