Saint Ignatius' Church (Spanish: Iglesia de San Ignacio) is a Roman Catholic church situated at the Illuminated Block, in Buenos Aires's neighbourhood of Montserrat. The first building, which was made of adobe, was built by the Society of Jesus in 1675. The southern tower and the present facade were built in 1686, and the rest of the Church construction started in 1712. Today's church was completed in 1722 and consecrated in 1734.
Saint Ignatius is the oldest church preserved in Buenos Aires, and was declared a National Historic Monument in 1942. On June 16, 1955, during a government campaign against the Church, after a failed revolution against Juan Domingo Perón government, Peronist mobs burnt most churches of Buenos Aires, including Saint Ignatius.
Desikan Jayaram | Sep 24, 2016
One of the important tourist places in Buenos Aires. Most people visit as they go for San Telmo market on Sundays.
Andrey Topolnytsky | Jun 7, 2015
Very good but nothing great. For short time visit only
Nelieta Mishchenko | Nov 16, 2013
One of the oldest churches in Buenos Aires city. It is situated in a historical part of the cisty close to the Manzana de Luces and the Cabildo. Beautiful architecture and the inside of the church is exquisite.
Tettje Halbertsma | Dec 8, 2016
Lovely catholic church with a good gospel
Alvydas V. | Jan 12, 2017
Beautiful church !
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