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Basilica of St. Francis is a Catholic church located in the historic center of the city of Buenos Aires (Argentina), Monserrat district. It belonged to the order of the Franciscans, who first received the land in the settlement founded by Juan de Garay in 1580.

Share the atrium with the Chapel of San Roque. The three buildings (Basilica of San Francisco, San Roque Chapel and Franciscan Third Order) forming the San Francisco Monument, a National Historic Landmark.

The Basilica has, thanks to its 1911 remodeling, elaborate facades, particularly the principal. The Basilica has, thanks to its 1911 remodeling, elaborate facades, particularly the principal, taking into account the simple style that had and still have churches built in the same era as the Convent of Santo Domingo. It highlights the two towers with onion-dome and cherubim. Around them are statues of Marchena Friar, Bacon, and the Popes Sixtus V, Gregory IX and Leo XIII.

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