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“Architectural Masterpiece”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Basilica de Lujan

Basilica de Lujan
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Shrine of Lujan and Gaucho Experience Private Tour from Buenos Aires
Ranked #1 of 14 things to do in Lujan
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Canada
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“Architectural Masterpiece”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2013

It is well worth a visit to this small Pampas village of Lujan to see this stunning Basilica. The imposing spires punctuate the skyline well before your arrive at the central square. This 16th Century French Gothic Basilca is a masterpiece. Flanked by an beautiful cobblestone square and promenade framed by Spanish collinade on each side, with numerous wrought iron hanging lanterns this is truly a sight not to be missed. The Transportation Mueseum has a unrivaled original collection of carriages that are worth viewing. Worth the trip.

Visited January 2013
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“Impressive size considering the town is so small”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2013

The story behind this basilica is so fun and the fact that it's in the middle of nowhere (relatively speaking) because of the "miracle" just adds to the mystique. The Pope has visited! (not this Pope but the one before him.) The first time I saw this place I was coming by car from San Antonio de Areco and we made a right turn on the road and BAM-amazing! There she stood dominating the skyline and nothing else anywhere near the place. It's been recently renovated and it looks fabulous. There's really nothing else to see in Lujan...some museums and from what I've heard a pretty good naval museum but everytime I've been everything has been closed. The waterfront area is awful-dirty and terrible rusty old amusement park rides.

Visited March 2012
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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“Beautiful architecture”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2012

It is one of the most visited religious spots in Latin America and it is not only interesting for catholics but also for everyone who is keen on architecture.
Near the Basilica you may find different places to eat which are simple but have good food. You will not be eating at five-star restaurants but they are just fine.

I should point out that it is always full of people. Oh, and it is a safe place.

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Seattle, Washington
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“beautiful basilica”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2012

According to our guide they recently cleaned the basilica and it shows. Wonderful to see and interesting tourist info area to side of entry. This area displays architectural elements and a presentation regarding the fall of one of the two towers.

Visited May 2012
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“Outside impressing / Inside average”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2012

Impressive church from outside, but inside nothing dramatic. The Basilica is the only attraction in town, to maybe worth ignoring, if You have limited time available. On other hand You can take the bus from Once Station and pay 10 pesos for the trip.

Visited February 2012
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