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Basílica de San Francisco

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Basílica de San Francisco

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Andes Day Trip from Mendoza Including Aconcagua, Uspallata and Puente del Inca

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Mendoza lies in the foothills of the mighty Andes Mountains, along part of the Pan-American Highway. On this tour, venture out of the city for a thrilling road trip into the mountains. Along the way, stop to visit the traditional Andean villages of Potrerillos and Uspallata, admire natural wonders such as the rock bridge of Puente del Inca, and enjoy views of Aconcagua, the highest peak in the Americas.
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nicholas b wrote a review Feb 2020
Darwin, Australia6 contributions
Utlising the hop on hop off bus we managed to visit this beautiful place. The photos do not do it justice, you must see it in real life.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Adrian H wrote a review May 2018
Houston, Texas417 contributions140 helpful votes
When traveling for business we often use the opportunity to visit local churches during the lunch break, particularly the long breaks in Argentina. Very strange the Basilica closes for lunch, first time we have ever experienced that anywhere in the world.
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Date of experience: May 2018
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Amy B wrote a review May 2017
Boston, Massachusetts412 contributions83 helpful votes
We stopped in to tour the church and thought it was quite lovely, as churches tend to be. It's always interesting to explore the houses of worship in different parts of the world. They're often filled with beautiful art, and this church was no exception. They're also a glimpse into local culture. This church has a lot of statues of various saints and holy persons throughout. If you're a Pope John Paul II fan, there's a chair that he sat in on his visit to Mendoza under glass next to his statue. There is also a statue of the Virgin Mother that survived an earthquake and is now particularly revered. The signs explaining this are exclusively in Spanish, and while we generally did ok translating, there are some words related to building structures and construction that weren't familiar to me. Bring a Spanish speaking friend or a pocket translator for maximum effect. This church isn't jaw dropping the way some of the grand basilicas of the world are, but it doesn't need to be. It reflects the historical reality of a South American town destroyed by an earthquake who rebuilt their place of worship. Check the hours before visiting. Like many places in Argentina, the church is not open all day long.
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Date of experience: April 2017
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Vaughan E wrote a review Apr 2017
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Like all churches here in Argentina, (except in BA) it was closed and locked. The outside is tired and underwhelming.
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Date of experience: April 2017
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podrozniczka60 wrote a review Sep 2014
New Jersey13,421 contributions3,415 helpful votes
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During your walking tour of Mendoza this is one of the places worth stopping in . One of the historical churches of the city is pretty and bright. We came here for a Sunday mass and also visited the church looking at it with our curious eyes. The main altar draws attention. We also liked the statue of John Paul II. This basilica is no match for the magnificent Basilicas of Europe but it is a different continent so it should not be looked at in a biased way.
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Date of experience: September 2014
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