Basílica Nuestra Señora del Pilar / Basilica of our Lady of the Pillar
You will be amazed by this church. The Franciscan Recollect friars settled here
(thus the name for the neighbourhood), the church was inaugurated in 1732 and
the original altarpieces are still kept. This is a church with just one central nave,
not very common, and the beautiful façade has a bell tower and an open belfry
to be admired. . Towards the left of the atrium, a mural made with majolicas
shows the city layout in the old days. Not to be missed!
Basílica del Santísimo Sacramento / Basilica of the Holy Sacrament
This church was built in Gothic Revival style as a commission by Mrs. Mercedes
de Anchorena, member of an aristocratic family from Buenos Aires. It has a
central nave and two side aisles. Decoration is luxurious: you will see a gold
and silver monstrance, beautiful stained glasses and different types of marble.
Construction began in 1908 and was consecrated in 1916. Very important: the
organ with more than 4,000 pipes. It is located in Retiro neighbourhood. It is
worth visiting the place!
Iglesia y convento de Santa Catalina de Siena / St. Catherine of Siena
Church and Convent
In San Nicolás neighbourhood, just a few steps from Galerías Pacífico, there is
place where time has stood still. The church has just one nave with three
chapels on each side and it was founded in 1745. The convent building, on
Reconquista street, was the first enclosed convent for nuns in our city. The
original structure is still kept and these days is a place where many “porteños”
take a break during their daily routines. Not to be missed!
Buenos Aires will amaze you at every step. These are just some of the
important churches that tell us part of our history and left a legacy in our city,
but the list never ends. If you have any questions, we will be glad to assist you.
We can organize your tour with our professional tour guides so that you can
make the most of your time. See you soon!