Tierra Santa
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Neighbourhood: Belgrano
As one of the main commercial hubs of Buenos Aires, Belgrano has something for everyone. The myriad of shop windows in Cabildo Ave. will draw you in, but it is Chinatown — an area of no more than two square blocks — which will keep you hooked. Crowned by an ornate arch marking its entrance and filled with small stores packed to the brim, it is a place where colour and scent emanate from every corner, particularly during the Chinese New Year when they spill over to surrounding areas. But if you prefer a quieter atmosphere, the residential quarter of Belgrano is the perfect destination. This section of town features some of the most magnificent mansions in the city, spread out on cobbled streets lined by tall, majestic trees: a true feast for the eyes.
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Oleksandr Danylenko
Buenos Aires, Argentina291 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019
This is a specific attraction, maybe not touristy, but rather just family friendly. Its a religious theme park, so please bare that in mind. That aside, we enjoyed our 4 hours wandering around very much. Totally worth coming up here, even if you're not a fan of religion.
Written 7 February 2020
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Mike G
San Francisco, CA1,234 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016 • Friends
If you're in Buenos Aires, you HAVE to go to Tierra Santa. It's a weird religious theme park with amusing animatronic shows depicting the last supper and the creation of life, and there's a huge Jesus status that's resurrected several times a day. It was one of the weirdest experiences I've ever had, but definitely a whole lot of fun.
Written 17 January 2017
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eileennooleen
Wexford, Ireland136 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2015 • Friends
We visited just out of morbid curiosity - and ended up loving it! It's such a bizarre concept and it is taken really seriously as a sort of pilgrimage by a lot of visitors - we didn't do this and instead wandered around and took photos with the many many large plastic scenes from the bible, had some wine and food and then topped it off with the rising of the giant plastic jesus... It was very very entertaining! It was 9$ very well spent!
Written 7 June 2015
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Ciara O
Buenos Aires, Argentina3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2012 • Friends
At first we were a bit cynical about the idea of a religious theme park. But then something happend, as we entered a spiritual cloud swept over us and we were teleported back in time to ancient Jerusalem it was like Jesus was walking beside us. What was also cool is that there were tiny frogs hopping every where, like a plague of frogs, which was like so Biblical. When Jesus rose out of the statue to Handels Missiah I nearly wet myself with joy. The belly dancers where schmokin hot too.
Written 18 January 2013
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Queen J
California2,433 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
I visited here more out of curiosity than religious piety. I expected it to be amusing, maybe even tacky, but I was also looking forward to seeing whether or not a religious theme park can be pulled off. It can. I liked it.
Entry is 800 pesos, or about $12. The park is only open on Saturdays and Sundays from 12 to 10pm. Note that there aren't any rides here. This is a park of scenes from the Bible.

The park is laid out in chronological order and the displays were tasteful and varied. You have to be in a frame of mind where you can feel like you're entering another world and concentrate on the event each display represents, overlooking the paper maché appearance of some of the displays.

I thought it would be crowded as we went in mid-December on a Saturday, but there were very few people and I enjoyed it. The first display is Noah's Ark and visitors can climb onto the ship and take pictures.

Just past the entrance, an employee in character greeted visitors and explained the layout of the park, which was helpful, if not a little too long. Visitors received a map with each location and were advised that the Resurrection of Jesus occurs every hour at the top of the hill and not to miss it (though a 40ft animatronic Jesus is kind of hard to miss). Visitors are then brought inside a dark "cave" ampitheater where the story of creation is presented, followed by Jesus' birth.

From there, visitors wind their way through Nazarene and Bethlehem, and in Jerusalem, watch a live show of Hebrew dancers dressed in tasteful, colorful clothes and scarves. Visitors pass by the Arc of the Covenant, King Herod's palace, a Moorish prayer temple, the Wailing Wall, a Roman portcullis, the Last Supper, a room devoted to the Hebrew religion, other rooms honoring the Pope, Ghandi, and Mother Teresa.

My friend and I visited in the early evening around 6pm and stayed until sunset, about 9pm. I strongly recommend you go later because the displays look best as the sun sets and the lights come on. I would recommend staying until close (10pm), so that you can see displays in the dark.

We watched the giant animatronic Jesus slowly rise from the mountain with Handel's Messiah blasting through the speakers, and honestly, that was the campiest display in the park. I still liked it, but I actually enjoyed the other displays more. During the show, the viewing bleachers were crowded and kids were running up and down the steps, bumping into the people who were sitting on the steps and in the aisles. Everyone chatted loudly throughout the whole thing.

After the Resurrection, I walked up crucifixion hill and took the most beautiful pictures of a mourning Mary reaching out towards Jesus on the cross with a pink sky in the background. Another picture captured the last of the sun's rays illuminating the Roman soldiers amidst a purple sky. Stunning. The illuminated figures look far more realistic than they do during the day.

The park is near the Buenos Aires domestic airport, so the passing planes continually jar visitors back into reality. But I was grateful that only about a hundred people were there that day, and the only time I was really aware of their presence was at the Resurrection.

To be honest, I'm not so sure how entertained kids would be at this park. There wasn't really anything to "do", ride, or manipulate. But the kids I saw running around didn't seem to be complaining.

In sum, I really liked this park. It was interesting, detailed, and well organized. I especially liked the displays in the early sunset.

Hope that helps! Enjoy Buenos Aires!

*Note: The park's website states that it is closed until March 31, 2020 per government mandate (Covid-19 virus prevention).
Written 26 March 2020
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n0sn0girl
Mesa, AZ99 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Yes, it's a little hokey but that's what I loved about it. This isn't your ordinary six flags, or universal.....blah, blah, blah. There are plenty of those parks around if that's what you're looking to do. This is DIFFERENT. It has history and faith and atmosphere. It would definitely help having a background or belief in Christianity, but not a necessity.This is a place you just let go of your expectations and enjoy the moment. We went on a Friday afternoon. The good thing is that it wasn't crowded. The bad thing was that it was hot and that there were no shows that day. I definitely recommend going when it is cooler (evening?) and check to see if they are having shows that day. But just go and enjoy!
Written 30 November 2019
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ANTONY N
Maple Shade, NJ18 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015 • Family
I am writing this review from a view point of a middle aged man who is taking his wife and kid somewhere out on a Saturday evening.

Its a very good place to spend a pleasant evening with family. Neatly maintained. The figurines depicted the bible incidents and there are also other figurines placed in the park, like Mahatma Ganhdi and Mother Teresa to mention few.

From Palermo bus no.106 would take you directly to the place, or you can go up-to Palermo (Plaza Italia)and from there more than one buses take you there.

The entry for adult was 100 ARS. There is a water park near the place(parque norte).
Written 30 December 2015
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Solita A
Melbourne, Australia42 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2012
The funniest part was seeing Jesus rise from the ground and spin around. Hilarious!
I would only recommend this to die hard Christians. I wouldn't have believed this place existed had I not seen it for myself! Hard not to laugh the entire time!
Written 17 July 2012
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Kathy M
21 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Family
I am not Christian but I went because I like quirky places and this definitely fit the bill. The theme park had life size statues of Jesus and Roman soldiers everywhere, giant dioramas of Moses and Abraham. Everyone who worked at the park was dressed in historic garb, a couple live Centurions - even the guy sweeping was in a robe! It was almost charming. You kind of felt like you could be walking among homes and buildings in Jerusalem. So that was cool. The displays were all life-sized and static. There was a show which, in Spanish of course, told the story of Jesus’ birth. It was mainly more static life-sized statues lit up intermittently at appropriate times while angelic voices were singing. One cow moved his head a little and the virgin Mary moved her arm. It was underwhelming. We were probably there at the park about 45 minutes and my six year old and I were done. She was extremely bored. I felt like only the devoutest Catholics or fanatical Christians would enjoy it. Perfect for a group of elderly nuns or just people who like quirky off-the-wall things.
Written 29 September 2017
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Kiwigirl341
Auckland Central, New Zealand431 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2016 • Solo
First, if you're in Argentina, which is Spanish-speaking, don't expect everything and everyone to speak English! If that's what you want, maybe you should stick to English-speaking countries.

That said, you don't really need to be able to speak Spanish here to enjoy the experience. Most of the depicted scenes are common enough that you will recognise the stories behind them, such as Noah's ark or the nativity story. Even the shows were enjoyable enough despite me not being able to understand a word what was said (my Spanish is limited to what my son is learning at school).

You also don't have to be religious to come here. It's not a pilgrimage site, but definitely part of South America's deeply religious culture. Which is why I think it's definitely worth a visit. The people who come here don't seem the religious pious sort. There are families with children, tourists, couples, and even groups of early twenty-somethings.

About the park itself, I wouldn't call it a theme park, but rather something like a reenactment. The place is built like a city of old Jerusalem, with many different types of buildings and structures containing scenes from Jesus' life. But there are also other displays, such as Mother Theresa, Ghandi and other saints. A big part is also dedicated to the Madre (Mary). A notable feature is the inclusion of several religions, notable Judaism and Islam, which have sprung from the same early beginnings. There is a mosque and a synagogue as well as small chapels to enter and view.

There are several shows, which run several times each hour, except the nativity show, which runs every hour.

The main attraction is of course the resurrection - the spectacular rise of a 20-foot plastic Jesus to a chorus of Hallelujahs. This occurs every hour on the big hill at the entrance end of the park.

Info you need to know (as per June 2016):

Taxi fare from the city to the park is approx. AR$150.

Tickets are AR$130 adult, AR$55 kids (3-11) and free for under-3.

Park is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday only.

Best time to visit is late afternoon, after 4 pm, so you can get both the daylight views and the night time lighting. Especially the resurrection is more spectacular in the dark. Opening times are until 21:00 (Friday) and 22:00 (weekends).

Very child friendly, with special kids activities. Several small restaurants m, such as a pizzeria, and snack booths. Souvenir shops. Toilets. Wheelchair accessible.
Written 19 June 2016
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