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Basilica of the Blessed Sacrament

The basilica was built in 8 years and was inaugurated in 1916. It was commissioned to build Mercedes Castellanos de Anchorena with the intention that it would become a family sepulcher. The Church was inspired by the cathedral of San Pedro de Angoulême, which is located in the homonymous city of France. The Blessed Sacrament has five towers, three in front and two in the part near the altar. Inside there are 3 naves, they are decorated with pieces of great value, such as stained glass. On the other hand, we can see the applications in gold and silver, the granite coatings of Baveno and the Vosges, red marbles of Verona and Carrara white, Moroccan garnet onyx, blue granite and Venetian majolica, in addition to their artistic marble sculptures White. Another of the outstanding elements is the organ of five thousand tubes that was brought from France.

It is considered one of the most luxurious churches in Buenos Aires, in fact, many couples of high society choose it to marry.

At the moment the remains of Mercedes C. de Anchorena rest in the crypt of the Basilica, where it says 'if she lived in a palace, her God should have her own'. Originally the church could be seen from the Plaza San Martín, but after the construction of the Kavanagh Building, the only way to see it is through the streets that surround it.

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To look at the facade of the Basilica you have to stop at the passage called Corina Kavanagh (see the Kavanagh building the story of Corina Kavanagh and Mercedes Castellanos de Anchorena).

Pratical Information


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