Iglesia de San Ignacio de Loyola

Iglesia de San Ignacio de Loyola, Buenos Aires

Iglesia de San Ignacio de Loyola

Iglesia de San Ignacio de Loyola
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: El Centro (Downtown)
How to get there
  • Bolívar • 2 min walk
  • Perú • 3 min walk
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Chris W
Sorede, France739 contributions
Situated in the historic centre of the city in the Bolivar district, the exterior and interior of the church was a sight to be hold. Having visited the Metropolitan Cathedral ahead of visiting here, it was a bit like cheese and chalk, the former underwhelming with this church being far more beautiful.
With both being within easy reach of each others, one has time to compare and this wins easily. OK, do not miss out on the Metropolitan Cthedral but do not skip visiting here.
Written February 6, 2020
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ruthandvern
Wilton, CA14,721 contributions
As you approach the baroque style entrance it's a humbling experience given the history of the church and compound surrounding it. It was one of a few that day that was open to the public. I took almost 40 pictures, the interior is just marvelous. Glad it was open!
Written January 9, 2020
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Dr. Erick J. Mann, PhD
Buenos Aires, Argentina727 contributions
Solo
San Ignacio De Loyola Church, Buenos Aires

The San Ignacio De Loyola Church is the oldest in Buenos Aires. It was built by the Society of Jesus and forms part of a complex of Jesuit institutions called the Manzana de las Luces or the Block of Enlightenment.

The San Ignacio De Loyola Church was designed by Jesuit architect Juan Kraus and built between 1710 and 1734. It was constructed in honor of the founder of the Jesuit order, Saint Ignatius of Loyola. It replaced an older adobe church that was constructed in 1675. The Jesuits were the first Europeans to settle in colonies established by Spain and their tradition of being a teaching order that educated the indigenous people earned the location, the name block of enlightenment. The most famous public school in Argentina is also located here.

The San Ignacio De Loyola Church has an ornate Baroque façade. The interiors are covered with 18th century paintings. Notable among the paintings is the sliding canvas of Saint Ignatius of Loyola that was created in 1767. There are many 17th century underground tunnels that helped the Spanish while defending the country against the British. The San Ignacio De Loyola Church is open for visitors and they can also view some of the underground tunnels.
Written June 27, 2019
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Andrés B
Buenos Aires, Argentina5 contributions
Solo
No only this is the oldest building in Buenos Aires, it is also one of the most beautiful. In summer it's a very cool place. The art is gorgeous. It has three naves and a latin-cross plan.
In 1955 this building was burnt by the peronists, so the old furniture was lost. But it is still a very nice place.
Written February 28, 2014
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Lin974
Texas47 contributions
Couples
It was very beautiful and interesting. A place of quietness and solitude in a bustling city. The interior is exquisite.
Written November 26, 2018
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kirschsandra
Los Angeles, CA27 contributions
Family
Starting the "Manzana de las Luces" this is a colonial catholic church data 1600, close to Plaza de Mayo at the end of San Telmo area. Personally I baptize my children here
Written August 30, 2018
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Chinapjs
Washington DC, DC3,785 contributions
Friends
Absolutely beautiful Catholic Church which was founded by the Jesuits in 1730. Perhaps the oldest functioning church in Argentina. In the beautiful Manzana de las Luces or Block of the Enlightenment, the oldest neighborhood and site of the University of Buenos Aires.
Written March 6, 2017
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jaimeelsabio
Maryland4,071 contributions
Couples
Persistence in our case paid off. It was closed the first couple times we went by, but we got lucky and were able to get in because there was a student orchestra playing a short concert. Other than the alter the church is rather plain, but well worth a visit.
Written September 17, 2016
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GeekyTouring
Buenos Aires, Argentina11 contributions
Right next to the Recoleta cemetery, this little chapel is often shadowed by its neighbour, but it deserves a little recognition. For those who like history this is a stop you should make, the chapel has a nice guided tour that takes you to the back of the building, where there is a very interesting museum that dates from the funding of Buenos Aires. Also, the chapel in it self is full of architectural details and the constructions is extremely interesting, if you know you are into that sort of thing.
Written July 26, 2016
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Peter R
Buderim, Australia2,247 contributions
We just happened to come across this on our walking day. The church is just a simple church inside but it has an impressive exterior for a church. Worth a visit if you stumble onto it
Written February 27, 2016
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