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Argentine chapel built in the 1700s.
Junin 1998, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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All reviews beautiful church old church quick look worth a visit free entrance la biela interesting history cloisters recoleta baroque worship artifacts saints sanctuary praying century tower
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Reviewed 10 October 2018

This church is located next to the Recoleta cemetery. It's altar is an amazing collection of baroque carvings, and the side altars have an intriguing mix of old and new saints (including Mother Teresa). Pay 30 pesos to check out the cloisters, which are up...More

Thank Betsy G
Reviewed 15 August 2018

The basilica itself si fairly standard eighteenth century church; the baroque altar is worth a glance, but nothing special. The attached cloisters museum has a lot of dense text describing the history of the basilica, for those non-Spanish speaking visitors the artifacts are worth a...More

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Reviewed 14 August 2018

This church is adjacent to the Recoleta Cemetery, which makes it interesting just for being next to it. It's small, very old and quaint; even though it's not very attractive on the outside, the inside houses beautiful saint statues and an intricate altar and tabernacle....More

Thank adrikitty22
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Beautiful and old. Grabbed a few great pictures from the inside. Was not very busy when I was there during the day, and it was nice to have the place almost to myself. Highly recommended and would return.

Thank Curtez151
Reviewed 6 August 2018

If you come all the way BA, you simply must visit Recoleta Cemetery, This one of two modest baroque churches in the city stands shyly next ot it. Take a peek before a drink at La Biela, across the street.

Thank SergioViaggio
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

This is one of the oldest Jesuit Monasteries in Buenos Aires. It date back to the 18th century. No Catholic clergy reside here, however, mass is given regularly to worshippers who live near it. A definite must see. Dr. Erick J. Mann PhD Professor of...More

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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful old church.The architecture is pretty.The inside is beautiful and decorated. A good church to visit here.

Thank 3SEse7
Reviewed 4 April 2018

We had been on a short tour of the city early in March and we wanted to spend more time here and in Recoleta Cemetery. Both so interesting and peaceful. Just lovely

Thank Sandra S
Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

One of the most beautiful houses of worship in BA, worthy of a visit on your own. As with a major portion of the architecture it offers a European feel and gilded throughout it is reminiscent of Italian churches and cathedrals. A quiet stroll affords...More

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Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

Interesting church, belonging to a cloister, when the Recoleta cemetery still used to be the orchard. Unfortunately, the tower wasn't open for the public until a Sunday in April. The views over the cemetary must be spectacular.

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