Basilica of Our Lady of Luján

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Basilica of Luján
Minor Basilica of Our Lady of Luján
Basílica Menor de Nuestra Señora de Luján
Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Lujan.jpg
34°33′52″S 59°07′16″W / 34.56444°S 59.12111°W / -34.56444; -59.12111Coordinates: 34°33′52″S 59°07′16″W / 34.56444°S 59.12111°W / -34.56444; -59.12111
Location Luján, Buenos Aires
Country Argentina
Denomination Roman Catholic
Website www.basilicadelujan.org.ar
Architecture
Functional status Active
Heritage designation Monumento Histórico Nacional[1]
Designated 1998
Style Neogothic
Groundbreaking 1890
Completed 1935
Specifications
Length 104 meters (341 ft)
Width 42 meters (138 ft)
Number of spires 2
Spire height 106 meters (348 ft)
Bells 15
Administration
Archdiocese Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Mercedes-Luján

The Minor Basilica of Our Lady of Luján (Spanish: Basílica Menor de Nuestra Señora de Luján) is a Roman Catholic church building in Luján, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Built in Neogothic style, it is dedicated to Our Lady of Luján, patron saint of Argentina.

Many people mistake this temple for a cathedral. Actually, it is part of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Mercedes-Luján, whose see is located at the Cathedral Basilica of Mercedes-Luján in the neighboring city of Mercedes.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Decreto 283/98". Retrieved 10 June 2015. 

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