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Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento

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Address: San Martin 1050, Retiro, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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We really enjoyed the visit to this church. Lots of detail to look at and to photograph. Not hard to walk to from most central locations in BA.

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Sydney, Australia
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed the visit to this church. Lots of detail to look at and to photograph. Not hard to walk to from most central locations in BA.

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Kroonstad
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing place of worship with beautiful murals, pillars and finishing. Definitely worth a visit when in Buenos.

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Arnold, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This surprising church is right downtown in Buenos Aires. It was the church of the current pope when he was a cardinal and it is a beautiful place to explore. It is all the more charming because it is an active community church not just a museum

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Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The church is really beautiful, and it's just next to Casa Rosada, which is another tourist attraction. Totally worth visiting.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sometimes I wonder if the C's compete with the B's for most ornate meet'n sites or if they just have too many pesos. Whatever, the architecture is interesting.

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Pope Francis I was told was the cardinal here before he was pope. I am sure it's a Cathedral though some call it a church Large and very ornate with many different architecture from around the world. Nearly 400 years old

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Canberra, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Easily accessible Church when you are exploring the city. Quite ornate and beautiful interior. Nice to be a part of a functioning church and observe everyday locals attending.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

This is an 18th century church located in downtown Buenos Aires. The interior is beautifully decorated with ornate altars and interesting stucco work placed throughout. This would be a nice place to visit for a bit to maybe sit quietly and take in the atmosphere since it is still a functioning church.

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Roseville, California
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

Touring this cathedral was part of my city tour! We happened to be there during the changing of the guard of the tomb of San Martin and the unknown soldier! Beautiful artwork and mosaics!

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Reviewed 5 March 2017

This was Pope Francis' church when he was Cardinal. It is where the rich want to have their weddings and funerals. Six splendid German Baroque altars. Built in 1732. Fully functioning as a church with daily mass so dress accordingly.

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Retiro
Exquisite palaces and luxurious apartment buildings combine with art galleries and exclusive boutiques to make Retiro the perfect spot for those who enjoy sophistication. However, the non-stop foot traffic to and from Retiro train and bus terminals, accompanied by the myriad of trucks leaving and arriving at the port, mean this neighbourhood is never truly at rest. One minute you are walking down a street dotted with ornate mansions and luxurious shop windows and the next you find yourself surrounded by a sea of people racing to catch their train or bus. It is this juxtaposition of never-ending comings and goings and quiet, elegant luxury that defines Retiro, as well as Buenos Aires, a city where sharp contrasts are all around.
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