Location: Belgrano with Defensa Streets. Monserrat
The Basilica of the Holy Rosary and the St. Dominic Convent is a Catholic temple in the Monserrat neighbourhood dating back to the mid-18th Century.
Building of the present church started in 1751, designed by architect Antonio Masella though the Dominican Order had arrived in the city in the 17th Century. The church was declared a basilica in 1909.
Except for the right hand side tower which was reconstructed in 1856 and some details of the facade, the temple still keeps to its original appearance. National hero Manuel Belgrano ‘s mausoleum is kept here since 1903. There are also confessionals made of marble and flags taken from the British troops in 1807.