- Type: Landmarks
NileGuide Expert Says:
If the cloisters are open (a sign at the front entrance will tell you), go through the small door next to the second altar on the left in the main chapel and pay a small fee to access the passageways above and behind the chapel. There are tons of interesting religious and historic artifacts on display in many of the small, winding halls.
This imposing white Spanish colonial church overlooks Recoleta Cemetery. While many visit inside to see the worship area, few take the time to discover the religious art museum within the former convent area, full of gorgeous pieces from Buenos Aires's early years. A step back in time, the convent retains the original flooring, stairs, walls, and other components from its 1732 construction. Most interesting are the windows with special panes, made from agate so that light could come into the structure, but the nuns would be hidden. Other highlights include the ecclesiastical wardrobes on display.
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