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Santísimo Sacramento Basilica | Retiro

View of the altar of the church Internal view of the Basilica from a balcony situated in the back part of it The magnificence of the Basilica View of the interior of the Basilica

It is a church comprised by five towers (three that can be observed in its central façade) and a sculpture of the ‘Blessed Julian Pedro Eymard’ stands out in its center. He was the founder of the Congregation named the Holly Sacrament. It is an architectonic set of eclectic style with neo-roman elements, a work by the French architects Coulomb and Chauvet. It was inaugurated in 1916 after eight years of construction and owes its existence to one of the great ladies of the Buenos Aires society, Mercedes Castellanos de Anchorena, who ordered its construction. As the story goes, her mentor sustained: "if she lived in a Palace, her God must have His own palace as well." The result was this church, perhaps the most luxurious of all the city of Buenos Aires, and the one chosen by the Argentinian high class to celebrate its marriages. Highly valuable objects and details are kept in its interior, among them the beautiful stained-glass in its three naves, the Venetian tiles in the altar, the blue granite and bronze details, and the great white marble sculpture representing the elevation of the "Gran Custodia", in gold and silver, a majestic work located in the central nave.


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