Follow the educational and religious path made by Jorge Bergoglio before he became Pope Francis! On this 3-hour tour in Buenos Aires, birthplace of the current pope, you’ll visit all of the formative places that shaped his character, from schools to churches — and even a sports club.
This tour is for participants of any age who want to know more about the background of this historical world religious leader. Numbers are limited to 20 people, ensuring an intimate experience with a small group.
Meet your guide and small group in San Telmo and make your way to the city center aboard a comfortable minivan. Start your tour at the place where Bergoglio lived with his parents and siblings during his first years of life. Visit formative educational institutions, such as the College of Our Lady of Mercy and Universidad del Salvador, a Jesuit university. See where the pope took his sacraments and received his religious vocation, including Basilica of San José de Flores, where he devoted his life to God when he was just 17 years old.
In addition to educational and religious sites, your guide will take your small group to the San Lorenzo de Almagro Athletic Club, where you’ll learn about the pope’s love of futbol (soccer).
Continue your tour to the San Ignacio de Loyola Church.
Then, you will head to the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Cathedral, which overlooks Plaza de Mayo. Considered the main Catholic church in Buenos Aires, the 16th-century cathedral was rebuilt several times in a mix of architectural styles. It was here that the Argentinean people waited to hear the designation of the successor to Pope Benedicto XVI.
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