The City of Lujan is located 68 Km away from the City of Buenos Aires, and it is characterized by the hospitality offered to travelers. In Lujan we will be able to find the Neo Gothic temple that worships the Virgin of Lujan. This majestic basilica with its two towers can be seen on arrival to the city from the highway leading to Lujan.
The Church of Lujan, declared National and Historical Monument in 1998 is located across from the Plaza Belgrano. Its construction began in the year 1887 and finished 48 years later, in 1935. The two main towers are 106 meters tall and the interior is done in a French Gothic style, with beautiful windows. The most visited site in the basilica is the Virgin Mary. It is a small image, but still manages to make people do the trip from Buenos Aires.
The city of Lujan is called the "Faith Capital" if Argentina, and around six million people visit the city each year. Most of the visitors are believers that reach the place during pilgrimages. One of these pilgrimages, the peregrinación de los gauchos (Gaucho´s Pilgrimage), is considered one of the most cultural and picturesque acts in Argentina. It takes place the last Sunday of September, and can be surprising if you get the chance to see their horses waiting outside the church for them. Another well known pilgrimage takes place the first Sunday of October, and is called the peregrinación de los jóvenes (Pilgrimage of the Young), where around a million youths walk the whole 68 Km up to the Church in a display of faith and gratefulness. The day of "Nuestra Señora de Luján" is celebrated the 8th of May.
On the surroundings of the Church of Lujan there are some other places to be visited, like the Museum of Transport, the Town Hall of Lujan and the Zoo.