Wednesday, April 6, 2011

St. Nicholas Churches Around the World - La Rioja, Argentina

Catedral Basilica de San Nicolas de Bari 
La Rioja, Argentina
Photo Courtesy: Jose Porras (2007)
(Please See Elemaki)
La Rioja is located in Argentina's northwest region. It is a wine producing and olive growing area of Argentina. This Neo-Byzantine style Cathedral of St. Nicholas was built in 1899. It is both impressive in size and in beauty and was made a Minor Basilica by Pope Pius XII in 1955.
Below are thumbnail images:
For the full images below please go to this travel site where the author has shared his photos of his trip.

This is an especially lovely St. Nicholas Church. It is located in a beautiful area of the world far far away from St. Nicholas's earthly home. But interestingly enough, the climate would have been very similar to the city where St. Nicholas was Archbishop - Myra across the world along the Mediterranean Sea in Asia Minor.


Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Stunning and that interior is breath taking. Diane

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

My goodness....St. Nicholas made a HUGE IMPACT on the world, did he not? There are so many sites dedicated to HIM! Fascinating, ANN! And how are you today dearest? Give Sir Edward a squeeze, Anita

Lois Evensen said...

Another gorgeous church in your collection. Beautiful!

Hillbilly Handiworks said...


Remington said...

Beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

fernvalley01 said...

Very beautiful

Franz said...

Una Cattedrale imponente!
Molto bella.

Ciao Ann!!

troutbirder said...

Your right about the similarity. Believe it or not I once had an exchange student from that area of Argentina.

BeadedTail said...

Such a gorgeous church!

So glad Edward is doing well! Give him smooches from the BeadedTail girls!

Michele said...

more gorgeous places of worship! i really enjoy seeing these wonderful places, thank you. xo

Pat said...

What an imposing, grand church it is!

and thrilled Edward is doing well xx

Madi and Mom said...

Absolutely lovely pictures of the church.

YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY!!! Great news on my main mancat Edward, he has the most determination I've ever seen and the best peeps.
Hugs Madi and Mom

Mademoiselle Poirot said...

That church looks beautiful and very "friendly" and inviting - not sure if that makes sense... Love from sunny London xo

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Hi Ann
I had left so many comments yesterday and only a few STUCK! Yours must be flying around blogland... So again..
I just love this chruch.. I always enjoy my visits here... Thank you so much Ann for sharing your time and your beautiful heart.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

GOOD MORNING ANN!!! I am delighted to hear that our brown bag lovin' kitty is on the mend and on the road to having a happy summer! YEAH!!! The heavens ALSO care about our furry friends!!!

Have a fabulous Friday! Anita

Junibears said...

Dearest Ann, So kind of you to visit and leave such a wonderful comment for me. xx
Always a joy to visit you and your beautiful churches around the world. It brings peace to just look and read about them.
Big Hugs xx

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Ann,
Oh, I love my visits here...And I have to say you must be SO intuitive because I was just making a decorator tag for you, tied the ribbon on it and turned on my
computer--and there was your message!

Can you email me your address so I can send it to you?

I'm at:

Anonymous said...

Wow - that is just gorgeous!

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Debbie said...

I love the old cathedrals! We saw many while in Europe...they were amazing!!
Thank you for praying for Susie's family...bless you.

Krystal said...

Hmmm, I will have to research about St. Nicholas churches here...that would be cool to find one!!!

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Hi Ann
Thank you for your most welcome visit and kind words about Lily.. Truth be told, I would be lost without my magnifier. I comes in handy at times.. My eyes are not as they used to be.
Enjoy your weekend

Louise said...

Beautiful! I do love these pictures of all of the different St. Nicholas's churches.