Basílica del Corazón de María (Santiago de Chile)

Santiago, Chile

Basílica del Corazón de María (Santiago de Chile)

The Basilica of the Heart of Mary is a Catholic Church in the city of Santiago, Chile. Built by the Claretians, it was inaugurated on 7 December 1879, being designated as a basilica in 1929 and as a National Monument of Chile on 14 January 1987.

In 1870, after the Glorious Revolution in Spain, the Claretians arrived to Chile, housed themselves in a chapel of Calle Dieciocho in Santiago downtown. Two years after the congregation bought a land lot at the corner of Zenteno and Copiapó Streets. Adjacent land lots were bought or received as a donation, installing a chapel in the resultant merged site.



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