Religious Sites in Buenos Aires

Religious Sites in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Religious Sites in Buenos Aires

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  • RecoletaBoy
    Buenos Aires, Argentina64 contributions
    This is the simple and chic church for the rich and famous. It's very well located. I loved the unpretentious glam vibe.
    Written January 14, 2022
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  • Stephen T
    Buenos Aires, Argentina71 contributions
    The early autumn sun rises early with flashes of light from the windows of passing taxis that are ubiquitous here in Buenos Aires. Our destination is the banking district in the micro centre of the city.

    'Micro centre' is somewhat of a misnomer, as the area stretches eight blocks each way, and contains the heart of commerce, banking and shopping for Buenos Aires. In daylight hours, it is busy, and during working hours thronged with bankers, office employees, messengers, traders, tourists and just about everyone that makes a city work.

    Calle Reconquista is a principal banking street - part pedestrianised to allow only the security trucks which carry cash and bullion to the Bank of Argentina. Reconquista has not always been the centre of Latin American civilisation. This was the place where in 1806, the Spanish immigrants of Buenos Aires gathered to swear allegiance to their cause - the removal by force of their recent British overlords. After 46 days of occupation, William Carr Beresford was forced to surrender to the Spanish general, Santiago de Liniers, and the Rio de la Plata was returned to Spanish control.

    Arrive in the sun-drenched calle to hear the convent bell of toll to call the monks of this last surviving order to prayer. The steps up to Convento San Ramon Nonato lead to a wide, dark corridor; but ahead is a fierce splash of light as we exit into the cloisters that surround the convent garden. Like none other in Buenos Aires, here is an enclosed place, festooned with the richest diversity of trees and flowering shrubs, and surrounded by tables set for lunch with white cloths and glinting glasses. The waiters bob from kitchen to customer, ensuring that the menu executivo is available for all of the diners.

    We join the bankers and lawyers to order steak, served with chips and salad, preceded by mozzarella in a light tomato and tabasco sauce, and followed by coffee or flan. It is accompanied by a glass of Malbec within the reasonable set price.

    As we chat, birds fly from tree to flower under the canopy of palms. Around us sit business people, bankers and lawyers, ours being the only English voices. Elsewhere under the cloisters peep small antique shops and the indoor eating areas.

    The convent's principal bell tolls - perhaps the end of mid-day prayer, and we rise from the square. For those seeking quiet moments in the sea of humanity that is Buenos Aires, here is your oasis.
    Written May 2, 2016
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  • Dan L
    Bunbury, Australia6,737 contributions
    It is the largest Mosque in Latin America and resulted from President Carlos Menem's 1995 grant of 34,000 m² of municipal land in the Palermo section of Buenos Aires to the Mosque, following a state visit to Saudi Arabia.

    Inaugurated in 2000, the Mosque and cultural center was designed by Saudi architect Zuhair Fayez, and includes prayer halls with capacities for 1,200 men and 400 women, respectively. The cultural center hosts a primary and secondary school, as well as a divinities school and a dormitory.
    Written April 27, 2017
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  • Elena P
    Romania4,823 contributions
    This is a stunning church, something so beautiful and well made. For us it was an unexpectable find.
    Written December 29, 2019
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  • ShifraToronto
    toronto4,492 contributions
    The Sinagoga de la Congregación Israelita Argentina, also called Templo Libertad (because it is located on Libertad Street, near the famous Teatro Colon), is a beautiful synagogue situated in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
    The cornerstone of this synagogue was laid in 1897 and the construction of the building took 35 years; it was inaugurated in 1932.
    The project was led by the engineers Alejandro Enquin and Eugenio Gantner.
    The building's style has influences from German synagogues of the mid-XIX century. We were told that it has the capacity to seat 700 people and that it is the largest synagogue in South America and also the oldest.
    We did not enter through the front door.
    The synagogue is attached to a Jewish Museum and we had to present our passports and enter through a fortified entrance to the museum.
    I do not think this synagogue is in regular use for services.
    There is an organ over the Ark, similar to the organs I saw in synagogues in Hungary and Serbia, and there are concerts held in this synagogue now.
    Written February 1, 2020
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  • Tassaduq Hussain
    Multan, Pakistan3,375 contributions
    Russian Orthodox Church (Iglesia Apostolica Ortodoxa Rusa) is located in San Telmo neighborhood of Buenos Aires, Argentine, just in front of Lezama Park. It is also known as Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity. It was built between 1898 and 1901. It has an interesting building inside and outside.
    Written September 30, 2018
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  • IN_Travelers47906
    West Lafayette, IN4,716 contributions
    We passed this church as we walked to Plaza Derrego to see the San Telmo Sunday Fair, so we went in and have since come to realize this was the original parish church for San Telmo. Today it is in need of some repair, but it is still worthy of visiting for a few minutes before you begin your tour of the Sunday Fair.
    Written March 7, 2020
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  • IN_Travelers47906
    West Lafayette, IN4,716 contributions
    We found this church and the Convent Santo Domingo as we were walking through the San Telmo Sunday Market. The church and convent are beside the market just about ½ way from Plaza Dorrego to the Plaza de Mayo. It was open to visitors and is well worth a few minutes diversion from your market stroll.
    Written March 7, 2020
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  • SEs
    London, UK25,876 contributions
    This is a very old beautiful church here. The architecture is old and beautiful. The inside is also pretty.
    Written May 28, 2018
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  • Tassaduq Hussain
    Multan, Pakistan3,375 contributions
    Al Ahmad Mosque (Mezquita al-Ahmad) is one of the three important mosques of Buenos Aires located in southern part of the city, in Alberti Street 1541, San Cristobal neighbourhood. There are many Muslims living in this area and Halal food restaurants are also available. The Mosque was opened in 1985. It is a beautiful building with Islamic architecture, a high minaret and big dome. The Mosque is part of the Islamic Center of Argentina. The Al Ahmad Mosque has a sizable attendance on Friday Prayers. Muslims from far flung areas gather here on Friday to listen to ‘Khutba” sermon and say prayer. The Mosque is 300 meter (5 minutes’ walk) away from ‘Inclan’ Metro station on Yellow Line ‘H’.
    Written September 15, 2018
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  • MauLan
    3 contributions
    We stayed in the area and approached this church on recommendation. The building is very nice and was built with materials from Europe.
    Written May 11, 2021
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