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
LocationLuján, Buenos Aires
CountryArgentina
DenominationRoman Catholic
Websitewww.basilicadelujan.org.ar
Architecture
Functional statusActive
Heritage designationMonumento Histórico Nacional[1]
Designated1998
StyleNeogothic
Groundbreaking1890
Completed1935
Specifications
Length104 meters (341 ft)
Width42 meters (138 ft)
Number of spires2
Spire height106 meters (348 ft)
Bells15
Administration
ArchdioceseRoman 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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