Iglesia Santa Catalina


in The Center

Santa Catalina was founded in 1745, when it became Buenos Aires’ first convent. In 1807 British troops invaded the city for the second time and took shelter in the convent for two days; despite damaging the property they didn't 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.