Saint Francis of Assisi. The church of Saint Francis of Assisi, Buenos Aires Argentina. St Francis Church and Convent of Buenos Aires Located at teh intersection of Defensa St and Alsina St is a monument and homage to the first order of Minor Frails that established in Buenos Aires, back in 1583, Juan de Garay the city founder, awarded the Franciscan order with the whole block in which today is located the Basilica. The first church of the Franciscans in Buenos Aires began its constructions during the early 16th century, however the church did not take its current shape until 1731, when a Jesuit architect Andres Blanqui and the Sevilla Fray Vicente Muñoz took in their hands the project, which was inaugurated on March 25th 1754. The extremely humid weather of Buenos Aires and the use of perennial materials were some of the reasons to the collapse of its façade in 1807. It would be reconstructed by Tomas Toribio in the years to come. For more information: Email: email@example.com Bob Frassinetti. Press here to go back to web blog:Daily Updates on Art, Antiques, Collectibles as well as travel information for Buenos Aires, Argentina. Phone me thru Skype, ID: Bob Frassinetti or you can also chat with me thru Yahoo, press here: Yahoo Contact Find me on MySpace and be my friend!
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the church of Saint Francis of Assisi argentina
The current aesthetic of the church did not take final shape until 1911, when the German Architect Sackman altered its neoclassical style inspired by the Bavarian baroque technique. The main façade features a very elaborate work alike the towers, atrium and dome. The construction of the church features a single very long structure with small chapels to the side. The main altar is the only one that remains original from the 17th century, for all the others were made in 1911, and some of them had to be replaced after a huge fire that took place in June 1955. But the truly breathtaking aspect of this church is the outstanding front, mixing secular and religious figures in a one of a kind pantheon like sculpture: St Francis of Asis, Giotto, Dante Alighieri, and Christopher Columbus. One other amazing feature of this impressive basilica is the St Roque Chapel. Every 16th of the month, the chapel is opened to the public, for this is his holly day. Inside the beauty is outstanding and the craftsmanship of the imaginary brilliant, the highlight: the polychrome wooden images of the 18th century. Bob Frassinetti: For more information: Email: Bob Frassinetti. Press here to go back to web blog:Daily Updates on Art, Antiques, Collectibles as well as travel information for Buenos Aires, Argentina. Phone me thru Skype, ID: Bob Frassinetti or you can also chat with me thru Yahoo, press here: Yahoo Contact Find me on MySpace and be my friend!