Tierra Santa (theme park)

Last updated
Tierra Santa, theme park Tierra santa 4.JPG
Tierra Santa, theme park

Tierra Santa is a religious theme park in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It claims to be the world's first religious theme park [1] , but it isnt't true because Holy Land USA was opened in 1955.



Tierra Santa is a large reproduction where visitors can walk the streets of Biblical Jerusalem, living step by step scenes from the life of Jesus as described in the Bible. Cultures represented include Christians, Jews, and Romans. A 18 metres (59 ft) Jesus rises from behind a rock every hour, on the hour, [2] a solemn religious experience for many visitors, but also provoking derision on the Internet as kitschy. [3] The park also includes statues of several 20th century historical figures such as Pope John Paul II and Mother Teresa, according to park staff were included because they were historic figures who "fought for peace" and that the park also wanted to also pay tribute to them. [3]

Related Research Articles

Belgrano, Buenos Aires Barrio in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Belgrano is a leafy, northern barrio or neighborhood of the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Palermo, Buenos Aires Barrio in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Palermo is a neighborhood, or barrio of the Argentine capital Buenos Aires. It is located in the northeast of the city, bordering the barrios of Belgrano to the north, Almagro and Recoleta to the south, Villa Crespo and Colegiales to the west and the Río de la Plata river to the east. With a total area of 17.4 km2 (7 sq mi), Palermo is the largest neighborhood in Buenos Aires. As of 1991 it had a population of 256,927 inhabitants. It is the only barrio within the administrative division of Comuna 14.

Universidad del Salvador Argentine private university

The Universidad del Salvador (USAL) is a Jesuit university in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In addition to its campus in downtown Buenos Aires, it has instructional and research facilities in Pilar, San Miguel, Bahía Blanca, and in the provinces of Santa Cruz and Misiones. As of 2012, approximately 20,000 undergraduate and over 8,000 graduate students were enrolled.

Agronomía Barrio in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Agronomía is a barrio or district in the centre part of Buenos Aires city, Argentina. It gets its name from the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Agronomy based in the neighborhood. Its boundaries are Avenida San Martín, Campana, Avenida Salvador María del Carril, Avenida de los Constituyentes, and Avenida Chorroarín.

Morón, Buenos Aires City in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Morón is a city in the Argentine province of Buenos Aires, capital of the Morón partido, located in the Greater Buenos Aires metropolitan area, at 34°39′S58°37′W. Located 20 km (13 mi) west of Downtown Buenos Aires, Morón is easily reached via bus along Avenida Rivadavia, via National Highway 7, and the Sarmiento railway line.

National Historical Museum (Argentina)

The Argentine National Historical Museum is located in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and is a museum dedicated to the history of Argentina, exhibiting objects relating to the May Revolution and the Argentine War of Independence.

Federico Lacroze railway station important railway station in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Federico Lacroze railway station ) is a passenger railway station in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The station is located in the city's outlying barrio (neighbourhood) of Chacarita in a predominantly residential area. It is just a short distance north of the Cementerio de la Chacarita, the city's largest cemetery. The station is named after Federico Lacroze, a prominent 19th century Argentine railway and transport pioneer who obtained the concession for building the Buenos Aires Central Railway in 1884. When the Argentine railway network was nationalised in 1948 the station became the Buenos Aires terminus for the lines that became part of the General Urquiza Railway (FCGU).

National Route 3 (Argentina) highway in Argentina

Ruta Nacional 3 is an Argentine highway, stretching from the eastern side of the country in Buenos Aires, crossing the provinces of Buenos Aires, Río Negro, Chubut Province, Santa Cruz and Tierra del Fuego. Since its start at Avenida General Paz (A001) until the end, on the bridge over Lapataia River, it measures 3,045 kilometres (1,892 mi).

Buenos Aires Argentina Temple Mormon Temple

The Buenos Aires Argentina Temple is the 39th operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, located in Ciudad Evita, near Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Buenos Aires Botanical Garden botanical garden

The Buenos Aires Botanical Garden is a botanical garden located in the Palermo neighborhood of Buenos Aires in Argentina. The garden is triangular in shape, and is bounded by Santa Fe Avenue, Las Heras Avenue and República Árabe Siria Street.

Barrio Norte, Buenos Aires human settlement in Argentina

Barrio Norte is the informal name given to a part of Buenos Aires centering on Santa Fe Avenue and the Recoleta district.

Estadio Obras Sanitarias

Estadio Obras Sanitarias is an indoor arena in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Built in 1978, it holds 3,030 people, and 4,700 for concerts.

Plaza San Martín (Buenos Aires) square in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Plaza San Martín is a park located in the Retiro neighbourhood of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Situated at the northern end of pedestrianized Florida Street, the park is bounded by Libertador Ave. (N), Maipú St. (W), Santa Fe Avenue (S), and Leandro Alem Av. (E). Its coordinates are 34°35′42″S58°22′32″W.

Parque Avellaneda Barrio in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Parque Avellaneda is a neighbourhood located in the Southwest of Buenos Aires. It is named after Nicolás Avellaneda, former President of Argentina and originated in a 1755 deed given to the Brotherhood of Holy Charity of Jesus Christ. The Olivera family became the area's largest landowners in 1828 and their sale of the majority of their estate to the city of Buenos Aires resulted in the creation of Avellaneda Park in 1914.

Villa Luro Barrio in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Villa Luro is a barrio (district) of Buenos Aires, Argentina. It is located near the western end of the City of Buenos Aires.

Illuminated Block

The Illuminated Block is a historical landmark in the Monserrat neighbourhood of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Paseo La Plaza

Paseo La Plaza is a cultural and commercial complex in the San Nicolás section of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Sheraton Buenos Aires Hotel & Convention Center

Sheraton Buenos Aires Hotel & Convention Center is a five-star hotel located in the District of Retiro, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Tierra Santa is the Spanish term for Holy Land. It may also refer to:

Palacio Haedo

The Palacio Haedo is a 19th-century building on the Avenida Santa Fe in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It is located to the south of the Torre de Los Ingleses and the Plaza San Martín and Monument del libertador Jose de Plaza San Martín, in close proximity to the Consulate of Colombia and the Gran Hotel Buenos Aires. It was built in the late 19th century as a residence for the Haedo family by architects Passeroni and Brizuela in the Neo-Gothic style.


  1. "Tierra Santa". Circuito (in Spanish). Retrieved 27 June 2009.
  2. "Tierra Santa" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 22 March 2009. Retrieved 27 June 2009.
  3. 1 2 Rafsky, Sara; Martinez, Paulo. "Are We Having Fun Yet?". Vice. Retrieved 14 May 2015.

Coordinates: 34°32′50″S58°25′57″W / 34.54722°S 58.43250°W / -34.54722; -58.43250