Here my first photo at Buenos Aires. The Our Lady of Pilar Basilica located at Recolleta neighborhood.
The church of Our Lady of the Pillar is a basilica located in the Recoleta district of Buenos Aires, at the time was part of the Franciscan Recollect convent. Its construction, which ended in 1732 - is due to the Aragonese patron of Narbona. Is one of the parishes of the city of Buenos Aires and the second oldest church in the city.
The façade was designed by Fray Andrés Blanqui and consists of a set of double pilasters under a classical facade. On the right side there is a belfry with two arches, which culminates in a spherical clock. The opposite side there is a tower which ends in a drum bell shaped cupola, with tiles from Calais (France) in 1866.
The church has a small crypt and a place called The Cloisters, a vestige of what was once the cloister dedicated to museum today.
- Copyright: Andre Bonavita (bona) (13259)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-12-26
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T3i, Canon EF 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/125 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Autonomous City of Buenos Aires
- Date Submitted: 2013-05-17 8:11