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Saturday, 20 December 2014

Tierra Santa | The first religious theme park in Buenos Aires, Argentina

The first religious theme park in the world dedicated to the Holy Land at the Tierra Santa the religious theme park in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Thrill traveling a town full of faith. Transported to the beginning of the Christian era, as 2000 years ago, and witness the life and work of Jesus, unique in the world, reflecting the different stages of the life of Jesus, from his birth to his crucifixion and resurrection. The park, located in an area of seven hectares in Costanera Norte , is formed by a giant model of the city of Jerusalem, that can be traveled and used to know the places that Jesus journeyed during his lifetime. Furthermore, in the park are represented different cultures that lived in that city, such as Christians, Jews, Romans and Arabs.

The first religious theme park in the world dedicated to the Holy Land at the Tierra Santa the religious theme park in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Thrill traveling a town full of faith. Transported to the beginning of the Christian era, as 2000 years ago.
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In the heart of Buenos Aires and just minutes from downtown, you can relive the most significant moments of Christianity. Holy Land is the first theme park of religiosity in the world and offers a trip through time to discover a unique city and its protagonists. Holy Land is an interactive place where visitors can participate in the various moments of the religious path (Jesus' birth, childhood and youth, the Last Supper, Calvary, his death and resurrection, etc) and also revive aspects of daily life 2000 years ago, as trade, selling crafts, artists, typical meals, etc. Each house of the 30 that have been raised, provide the historical setting of the everyday scenes, which will be enriched with the participation of live actors. 

Beyond Jerusalem, you can see Buenos Aires in the distance.
Beyond Jerusalem, you can see Buenos Aires in the distance. Image credit Kevin Jones

The Notable management and performances that can be seen, the Resurrection, the Last Supper, the Via Crucis, the Creation, the grotto of the Virgin and the saints, the Wailing Wall and a Roman temple. The tour of the park includes meeting an important number of actors who personify the inhabitants of Jerusalem in the time of Christ, all dressed in their traditional attire. It also offers a series of musical performances, the Ark Swivel (a themed carousel), the Workshop of Galilee, Joseph's carpentry and a section of puppets for the kids. Further facilities include three restaurants Arabic and Armenian food and a pizzeria.

Mother Mary holding a dead Jesus.
Mother Mary holding a dead Jesus. Image credit Beatrice Murch

The first religious theme park in the world dedicated to the Holy Land at the Tierra Santa the religious theme park in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Thrill traveling a town full of faith. Transported to the beginning of the Christian era, as 2000 years ago.
Image credit Lauren Cox

The first religious theme park in the world dedicated to the Holy Land at the Tierra Santa the religious theme park in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Thrill traveling a town full of faith. Transported to the beginning of the Christian era, as 2000 years ago.
Image credit Kurt van Aert

Buenos Aires: Tierra Santa, Costanera Norte the "resurrection" show. Supposed to have 35 movements, but we saw like, five max, kitschy tableaus and a 40-foot Jesus.
Buenos Aires: Tierra Santa, Costanera Norte the "resurrection" show. Supposed to have 35 movements, but we saw like, five max, kitschy tableaus and a 40-foot Jesus. Image credit jennifer yin

The first religious theme park in the world dedicated to the Holy Land at the Tierra Santa the religious theme park in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Thrill traveling a town full of faith. Transported to the beginning of the Christian era, as 2000 years ago.
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Tierra Santa Tunnels.
Tierra Santa Tunnels. Image credit Beatrice Murch
Tierra Santa Entrance.
Tierra Santa Entrance. Image credit Beatrice Murch
Argentina - Buenos Aires - Tierra Santa. The Wailing Wall.
Argentina - Buenos Aires - Tierra Santa. The Wailing Wall. Image credit Kurt van Aert
Models at Tierra Santa.
Models at Tierra Santa. Image credit Beatrice Murch

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