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Argentine chapel built in the 1700s.
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Junin 1998, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Recoleta
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All reviews beautiful church quick look old church gold plated recoleta cemetry worth a visit small fee small museum free entrance la biela interesting history cloisters baroque artifacts monkeys saints vestments
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's wonderful to attend an early evening mass there to see it lite up, listen to the choir, mingle with the locals and see the mascotas waiting outside!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank coccinelleany
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

... If you are at Recoleta cemetery or in the area. Ornate and colourful religious iconry. For a small fee (35 peso) you can visit the cloisters which house a small collection of artefacts, books and vestments. From the cloisters you can look out to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank LARRYR889
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The church itself isn’t the most beautiful in town, but in this one you can visit, the cloisters, the workarea for the monks that served the church in history. Its now a small museum and all displays have english explanation. It tells a little about...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Richard-Roadman
Reviewed 8 December 2018 via mobile

This is one of the first churches built in Buenos Aires. It is small but charming. Worth visiting to see the various Virgin Mary's.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ramadama
Reviewed 8 December 2018 via mobile

The church is beautiful, but go behind the scenes to the cloisters area. They ask for a 35 peso donation, definitely worth the money. Look for the kitty door!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Caf80
Reviewed 4 December 2018

Typical South American gold plated interior with many separate chapels for various holy holy persona. There's one that depicts Jesus at a low moment, considering his position.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Bas C
Reviewed 20 November 2018 via mobile

It has a white exterior and interior colour design. The other arts walls and paintings are beautiful. It is Worthy to visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Parvin S
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

Date of experience: October 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank pmesser2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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