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San Bernardo Convent

Caseros near Santa Fe, Salta, Argentina
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Ranked #16 of 35 attractions in Salta
Type: Historic Sites
Description: The entrance to the oldest religious building in Salta was carved from a carob tree by aborigines in 1762.
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English first
Nottingham, UK
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131 reviews 131 reviews
59 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

We passed by the convent on the city bus tour. As all you see is the door I was pleased we hadn't walked to see it. Worth a look if your passing, but that's about all.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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50 reviews 50 reviews
35 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

we couldn't get in but there is a small place where they sell rosaries made out of roses and some sweets prepared by the nuns. you can also write down your requests and put them through an opening with wooden revolving doors and the nuns on the other side will get your prayer and pray for you.

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LA PLATA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

It is an active cloister so it is closed to the public but for a small shop wich sells delicatessens made by the nuns. Pay good attention to the main gate, A master work of carved wood. Take your time to wal around it.

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Trieste, Italy
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

Beautyful colonial complex, Still active and unfortunately you cannot visit it inside, but you can still hear the sounds of the spanish founders and the voices of the locals that built the beautyful wooden gate to the convent.

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Italy
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52 reviews 52 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

a isle of silence amid a bit of traffic, I did not visit the interior, but the entrace is majestic

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2011

Although you cannot enter the building, because it is a closed convent. You can enter a small part of it to buy some articles in the small shop. On Sunday the church was open and there were a lot of people standing and waiting outside. During the night this is a nice place to take a look at. If you... More

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