What to do in Capilla, all the information about one of the ideal destinations to disconnect from downtown Buenos Aires.
Capilla del Señor is located northeast of the metropolis of Buenos Aires and is surrounded by Pilar, Campana, Zárate, San Antonio de Areco, Luján and San Andrés de Giles.
It was founded in 1735 and was declared in 1994 as an Asset of National Historical Interest. Although it is a small place, it has many attractions for you to enjoy a whole day here. With paths of boulevards, country air, excellent cuisine and a more relaxed lifestyle, this place will help recharge your energy and give you a day of absolute peace.
Only 82km from the center of Buenos Aires, this city is the capital of the Exaltación de la Cruz district, which preserves the most beautiful colonial details you have ever seen. Due to its proximity, getting here is not so cumbersome. You can come by car, taking the Panamericana Ramal Pilar and then Route 39. By bus, you can come with Line 57 (Pilar-Capilla) or Line Pilar Express, as well as Line 355 (Luján – Capilla) or Line 429. By train, you can go from Retiro with the Train Mitre to Victoria Station. There, you must make a combination with the Victoria Train – Capilla del Señor. Here we leave you their website to view the frequencies. We remind you that to use public transport, you must have the SUBE Card. Here we tell you how to get it!
Now, let’s see what to do in Capilla del Señor:
It is located in the center of the city as in other towns in Buenos Aires, where around the Main Square (San Martín Square) the most important buildings are displayed.
San Martín Square is the epicenter of this site and in the surroundings you will find the best restaurants. Due to its central location, we recommend starting the journey from here.
It is also surrounded by: the Exaltación de la Cruz Parish, in an eclectic style with a bell tower and a clock tower, built in 1866; the Municipal Palace, founded in 1904, is the current seat of the Municipal Government, but its colonialism remained intact until today; Miralejos House, an Italian-style house built in 1927 that differs from the rest of the buildings that surround it, with a viewpoint in the tower; the Museum of Buenos Aires Journalism, with various objects and vestiges of the history of the place, has huge and old machines that were from the Marioni printing press that you can visit with free admission; and School No. 1, the first school that operated since 1821.
Capilla del Señor Station
Opened in 1892, it has a typically English architecture. Outside the Station, you will see the Monument to the Fallen and Veterans of Malvinas, as well as the Tipas Walk.
In addition, there is the Chapel Station, which is the one that worked in 1888, currently out of service, since the one that works is the Capilla del Señor Station. Likewise, we recommend you visit it to admire its colonial and old style, as well as being able to take beautiful pictures if you like train stations!
Old Bridge Brigadier Miter
It is a bridge known by two names: “Old Bridge” and “Veredón”. It stands out for being the first bridge that was created over the Arroyo de la Cruz. Built by the same architects who built the Church, it was inaugurated in 1861.
At that time, it was a place where a toll was charged to be able to use it. Nowadays, you will be able to approach without problem, since its circulation is free and free. Here, you will be able to take beautiful photos!
Arroyo de la Cruz Nature Reserve
Ideal place in case you want a closer contact with nature. Bordering the stream, there are some walkways between the vegetation where you can enjoy some delicious mates or have a picnic.
Here you will find the Arco Iris Walk, which is the largest park in the town. You will be able to admire the trees and the vegetation, accompanied by the song of the birds.
Going to the train station, you will be able to see different shops that have exposed brick fronts, in the best old style. These places maintain the traditional imprint of the buildings of the time in which this city was founded.
Among them, we recommend you visit the San José Pharmacy, the Old Store of Lion, take a walk through the “Antiguo Moderno” Antique House, the Cancha de Paleta, the Cafferata de Ramos Generales Warehouse, among others. By the way, you can take the opportunity to have a moment of shopping!
Don Silvano Residence
It is a tourist stay that connects visitors with the traditions and customs of the countryside. It is a large property with many activities to do such as visits to the open-air carriage museum, horseback riding, folk dance show and live music during lunch, walks surrounded by animals, boleadoras demonstration, tasting of the typical foods of this region and the ring race, among many others.
The options to spend a field day are enabled from Friday to Sunday and holidays. The rest of the week, you can stay at the residence and enjoy the place. We leave you their website here for more information.
This city has a QR code system to promote and help tourism. So, at the door of the main attractions you will see a QR Code to scan with your cell phone and find out the most relevant and important information about that specific place. In this way, you will be able to access more details about each place you visit, which can be written or in audio format. Also, each site has a plaque that contains a reference to the site in Spanish and English!
Capilla del Señor has a Patronal Festival, which is considered a local holiday, on September 14 of each year. This date coincides with the Anniversary of the Exaltation of the Cross and it is likely that shops and attractions are closed on that day.
We invite you to join our Free Tours around the city here, to continue learning much more about Buenos Aires!