Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento, Buenos Aires

#7 of 101 in Historic Sites in Buenos Aires
Church · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento features eclectic architecture constructed in the style of the great churches of France. Visit the 1916 basilica and marvel at its five imposing towers, three of which rise from the front of the building. Head inside and wander the isles of the church to discover a tiled floor, ornate organ, sturdy columns, and stained glass decorations that date back to the original construction. Don't miss getting an up-close look at the lavish altar at the front. Check the schedule for services and events taking place in this active church. Plan to visit Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Buenos Aires attractions using our Buenos Aires travel route planner.
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  • The Cathedral is in Classical and NeoClassical Parisian Architecture. Was very interesting and beautiful. Worth a stop  more »
  • Very, very much so. We always try to visit a couple of churches and cathedrals when we are in a new city. Glad we did this time. We found this to be a truly spectacular piece of art. No other way to....  more »
  • It is unbelievable, bearing in mind that this church was built as a private church by and for a unique family Anchorena. It is a very opulent building with a very special interior. Every detail is unique and there is so much jewelry. For example, many different types of marbles were used. There are mosaics, filigree wood carvings. There are 8 confessionals inside, all individually decorated with elaborate woodwork. The altar is very huge. Also the floor is very special with colored stones. The fact that it is a basilica also means that it is a particularly venerable, meaningful church, as this award is given only by the Pope. It is a highlight in Buenos Aires but it's hidden, in the middle of a side street between two other buildings. The crypta can be visited only on Friday from 9 to 3 p.m. What drove Mercedes Castellanos de Anchorena to build such a magnificent church for herself?
  • This is Bethle... Cripta san Pedro y Julian eymard built in need to be here to see for yourself how magnificenty this temple of God is

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