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HOLY SACRAMENT CHURCH

It is at 1039 San Martín St. It was built in 1915 and donated by the Anchorena family. It is one of the most luxurious church in the city of Buenos Aires. It is an architectonic jewel that has a Romantic and Neogothic style. Its splendid facade is made of white marble and represents the Beatified Pedro Eymard next to two kneeling angels. In the interior, you should observe the high altar, one of the biggest in South America. It is decorated with onyx, mosaic and bronze that lean on a huge white marble structure. The confessionals, pulpit and choir chairs are exquisite works of art made by Flemish artists from Brujas, Belgium. It is a sumptuous church, the favourite one of the porteño high society. Mercedes Castellanos de Anchorena ordered the building of the basilica and donated all the necessary money. Mercedes said that if she lived in a palace, her God should have one too. Besides, she had the idea that all her family should rest in the church crypt; however, only her remains are buried there. Her family is buried at the Recoleta Cemetery.
. On the facade, you can observe three of the five towers it has and in the central one there is a sculpture of the Beatified Julián Pedro Eymard, founder of the Holy Sacrament Congregation. The interior has three naves and in the altar the Great Tabernacle stands out. It is 3.20 meters high and it is made of gold and silver.
There are also a 1912 French organ and important stained-glass windows. Also its different ornaments made of marble, blue granite, bronze and Venetian mosaic make the church a luxurious building. It is one of the churches which has the largest amount of luxurious ornaments in the city.