Argentina is rich in many different aspects, however religious faith is undoubtfully one its principal features, and the motivation of many of its inhabitants.
Here, tourists may enjoy of a completely different trip, with lots of proposal for the Easter Holy Week as well as for other times in the year, which include mass, Via Crucis, pilgrimages, congresses, seminars, guided tours and shows in different regions of the country.
Argentina is a land of religions plurality, consequence of the important migratory currents that arrived to the country in different moments of the past. This phenomenon originated the outburst of many religious festivities, beliefs and popular devotions throughout its territory, many of which in the last years have become a touristic event.
The country’s major religious fervor is concentrated in the Northern provinces, where the manifestations of catholic faith are mingled with pagan celebrations. More than 150 thousand people attend the theatrical show The Passion in Tucumán, pray to the Señor de la Peña in La Rioja, or participate in pilgrimages to the Difunta Correa in San Juan, or to the Sanctuary of Our Lord of the Miracles in Mailín and Our Lady of the Consolation in Sumampa, Santiago del Estero.
Among other attractions is the Basilica of Our Lady of Luján which was visited by the Pope John Paul II in 1982; Our Lady of Lourdes, in Mar del Plata with scale replicas of the cities of Belen and Jerusalem; the Via Crucis in Tandil which receives about 300 thousand visitors per year; the Virgin Immaculate Conception in Misiones, which beautiful church is admired for its huge orange Byzantine Dome and for being surrounded by a magnificent natural environment. It is also worth mentioning the festivity of Our Lord and Virgin of Miracles in Salta.