05 April 2006

Recoleta church

This is the Recoleta church, Nuestra Señora del Pilar (1732) just in front of the Recoleta cementery (1822). The Recoleta neighborhood is called after Recoletos Priests Monastery that later became a blood hospital, a barrack and at last, a nursing home for old people. Today it's a popular touristical spot. Posted by Picasa

5 Comments:

Blogger Sam said...

What a gorgeous building and a lovely photo!

9:49 AM  
Blogger menggarang said...

It's always interesting to see differences in architectural styles all over the world.
Nice pic. )

12:14 PM  
Blogger Nicola said...

Quite a history for this building. Is there a meaning for "recoleta"?

12:30 PM  
Blogger Cynthia! said...

Nicola.. you got me there, as far as I know not, but I´d have to find out!
sam, nicola and menggarang thanks for your nice comments!!

1:07 AM  
Blogger Mohammadreza said...

This must be a memorable place. It is particularly interesting to me that a building may have had served for all those various functions. It means that works of arcitecture are made for man's presence not just his practical needs.

4:18 PM  

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