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Alta Gracia church

Alta Gracia and the Jesuit Estancias

October 27th 2012
Alta Gracia--Cultural Treasures Alta Gracia is the biggest city, 45,000 people, that I visited in the mountains surrounding beautiful Cordoba. Like the other towns, it was built along a gurgling, shady river, perfect for strolling. However, it also held several cultural treasures such as one of the region's well-restored, UNESCO-designated, former Jesuit estancias/ranches, ... read more
South America » Argentina » Córdoba » Alta Gracia

Argentine Flag Following independence from Spain in 1816, Argentina experienced periods of internal political conflict between conservatives and liberals and between civilian and military factions. After World War II, a long period of Peronist authoritarian rule an... ... read more
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25th October 2014

Alta Gracia
Why do the wealthy build magnificent churches? But great that they do. This one is a beauty Tara.
25th October 2014

Churches, palaces, castles
Thanks, David--the churches in South America and this confection were magnificent. I imagine the wealthy build impressive structures to impress. I guess our beautiful banks and office complexes (Rockefeller Square) are their modern equivalents. Still, I do love them!

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