We will be visiting the path made by Jorge Bergoglio before becoming ”The Pope from the end of the world”, Pope Francis.
The tour begins at Flores neighborhood and ends at Plaza de Mayo. We will get to know the place where Jorge Bergoglio lived with his parents and four brothers during the first years of his life. We will be visiting the Basílica San José de Flores in which a 17 years old Jorge Bergoglio devoted his life to God. We'll also be visiting the places that educated him and where Jorge Bergoglio took his sacraments and religious vocation. You will see 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.
Pope Francis, born Jorge Bergoglio in Buenos Aires, was ordained a priest in 1969, became Archbishop of Buenos Aires in 1998, and then became a cardinal in 2001 before he was elected to the papacy on March 13, 2013. He is the first pope from southern hemisphere. He chose his papal name in honor of St Francis of Assisi. This tour starts in San Telmo neighbourhood, from here we will go to 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.
Your guide will take you also 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 and then 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.
1- Catedral Metropolitana
2 - Arzobispado de Buenos Aires
3 - Iglesia San Ignacio Loyola
4 - Iglesia San Francisco de Asís
5- Basílica San José de Flores.
6 - Solar de la Infancia
7 - Instituto Nuestra Señora de la Misericordia
8 - Escuela "Coronel Ing. Pedro Antonio Cerviño"
9 - Iglesia del Salvador
10 - Universidad del Salvador
11 - Origen del Club Atlético San Lorenzo de Almagro
12 - Basílica de San Carlos y María Auxiliadora.
Meeting point: Tangol office at Defensa street Nr 831