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Buenos Aires Sights

Basílica de Nuestra Señora del Pilar

Updated 07/09/2014

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This basilica beside the famous Cementerio de la Recoleta is where Buenos Aires' elite families hold weddings and other ceremonies. Built by the Recoleto friars in 1732, it is considered a national treasure for its six German baroque–style altars. The central one is overlaid with Peruvian engraved silver; another, sent by Spain's King Carlos III, contains relics. The basilica's cloisters house the Museo de los Claustros del Pilar, a small museum that displays

religious artifacts as well as pictures and photographs documenting Recoleta's evolution. There are excellent views of the cemetery from upstairs windows.

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Sight Information

Address:

Junín 1904, Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, C1113AAX, Argentina

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Phone:

11-4806–2209

Sight Details:

  • Basílica free; museum 8 pesos
  • Basílica daily 9–9:30; museum Mon.–Sat. 10:30–6:30, Sun. 2:30–6:10

Updated 07/09/2014

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