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Address: San Martin 1050, Retiro, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Phone Number: +54 11 4312-2314
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Place where you want to be silent and listen to the magnificent singing of prayers. Grand blend mosaic on the floor, festive decoration of the temple, the splendor of the Saints... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Place where you want to be silent and listen to the magnificent singing of prayers. Grand blend mosaic on the floor, festive decoration of the temple, the splendor of the Saints, music organ ...

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Cleveland, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Since there was a service about to begin; we only had a quick look around; but it is definitely worth a visit if you are in the area.

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I just happened upon this basilica while exploring the neighborhood and was awe-struck when I entered. The altar was decorated with hundreds of white flowers and I just sat and marveled at the surrounding art work.

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Waterloo, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walking from my hotel to the Place St. Martin I found this Basilica almost by accident. I spend a good 15 minutes in the Church. I like the design of the architecture and its colors. Worthwhile a visit. Location is next to the San Martin Buenos Aires Bus stop.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Must see!! beautiful architecture full of color and design. A place to enjoy art. Very central location accesible from many neighborhoods.

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Oak Park, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

My husband and his family and I visited this church twice when we were in Buenos Aires. The first time we went to mass on Sunday at 9 AM. It was a beautiful experience to be able to worship among believers in a place that people have worshiped at for hundreds of years. We came back on a weeknight and... More 

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Bella Vista, Arkansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

We stumbled upon this was we were walking around the neighborhood. The inside is really incredible and has been taken care of beautifully. The coolest thing is that they were playing music of monks chanting, which created a spectacular ambiance. We walked around and took picture ms with no issues, there were only two people on the pews.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

I read about this church while researching attractions in Buenos Aires and decided to visit it during a walk in the area. I was not disappointed. It has one of the most beautiful interiors I have seen. It has lovely stained glass windows, intricately carved stone, wood and marble, intricate mosaics and tiled floors. The chapel in the crypt is... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

We read in a few sources that this was Pope Francis' first assignment as a priest but aren't sure if that's true or not. Nevertheless this is a pretty church near the Plaza San Martin, the bus stations and the Edificio Kavanagh. It only opens at 1pm on weekdays though so we were only able to access the chapel below.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

I've traveled the world and visited many churches. This is one of the most beautiful I have visited...it's modern nouveau gothic architecture in all its simplicity is a sight to behold. I appreciated the quiet of the church to take a few moments to meditate during my visit to BA.

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Retiro
Exquisite palaces and luxurious apartment buildings combine with art galleries and exclusive boutiques to make Retiro the perfect spot for those who enjoy sophistication. However, the non-stop foot traffic to and from Retiro train and bus terminals, accompanied by the myriad of trucks leaving and arriving at the port, mean this neighborhood is never truly at rest. One minute you are walking down a street dotted with ornate mansions and luxurious shop windows and the next you find yourself surrounded by a sea of people racing to catch their train or bus. It is this juxtaposition of never-ending comings and goings and quiet, elegant luxury that defines Retiro, as well as Buenos Aires, a city where sharp contrasts are all around.
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