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Church Closed for Renovations but Interesting Museum

As of March 2017, the church itself is closed for restoration, but the museum next to the church is... read more

Reviewed 31 March 2017
The_Traveling_Expat
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Chicago, Illinois
Beautiful architecture & gorgeous coloured exterior...

This is one of the oldest churches in the city of BA with Jesuit architecture and a baroque façade... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2013
Globebugs
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Australia
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31 Mar 2017
“Church Closed for Renovations but Interesting Museum”
17 Sep 2016
“Beautiful, but unfortunately, closed for repairs”
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Built in 1911 and rebuilt and refurbished in 1955, this impressive basilica contains an enormous tapestry and a 20,000 volume library.
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Alsina 380, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Montserrat
4331 0625
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Reviewed 31 March 2017

As of March 2017, the church itself is closed for restoration, but the museum next to the church is open. The museum is small, but it has a lot of religious works ranging from statues, paintings, and relics. Even though the museum does not take...More

Thank The_Traveling_Expat
Reviewed 17 September 2016

The church is closed due to issues with portions of the ceiling's plaster work falling down. One can look into the church from the front entrance. The convent next door is open and can be visited. Much of the front of the building is covered...More

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Reviewed 4 June 2014

One of the first churches you come to if you walk down Defense from Plaza de Mayo. It is topped by a couple of beautiful towers in Italian Neo-classical style dated 1815. Between them is a gold statue of St Francis surrounded by Dante, Giotto,...More

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Reviewed 30 August 2013

This is one of the oldest churches in the city of BA with Jesuit architecture and a baroque façade that was later added to give it a more European look. You can walk here if seeing the San Telmo neighbourhood or nearby Casa Rosada in...More

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Reviewed 21 September 2012

Once inside the church, you think it is enormous, but it is a trick to the eye as you realise that there are only two very narrow lines of pews - therefore giving it that feeling of width. All established by the Franciscans. Look out...More

2  Thank elsiek
Reviewed 9 May 2011

The strange thing is that as you get here they have lots of signs about how you cannot see the attached convent, and that you cannot see the attached chapel for the nuns, and that the museum requires tickets to enter, but no signage at...More

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Montserrat
As part of the historic quarter of Buenos Aires,
Montserrat is defined by the historical events that
took place there and the landmarks that have stood the
test of time. The Plaza de Mayo is at the center of
this connection to history: countless public
demonstrations have passed through this square, going
back to the May Revolution of 1810. Walking the
streets of Montserrat allows us to imagine what Buenos
...More
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