Iglesia Santa Catalina

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Iglesia Santa Catalina information

Buenos Aires , Argentina
Street Plaza San Martín 705
+54 5238 6040
Getting there
subway Línea B Florida, Línea C Lavalle
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Santa Catalina was founded in 1745, when it became Buenos Aires’ first convent. In 1806 British troops invaded the city, and in July 1807 they took shelter in the convent. The soldiers holed up here for two days, and despite damaging the property did not hurt the nuns. Today Santa Catalina is a church, and a peek inside reveals beautiful gilded works and a baroque altarpiece created by Isidro Lorea, a Spanish carver.