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Iglesia San Francisco

Cordoba & Caseros, Salta, Argentina
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Ranked #8 of 36 attractions in Salta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
Description: This towering church with striking white pillars is one of Salta’s most famous landmarks, often pictured on the city's postcards.
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Bellingham, Washington
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228 reviews 228 reviews
28 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Great exterior, one of the poster-buildings in Salta, unfortunately presently under renovation. We love the different colors on the tower and facade.

Salta, Argentina
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112 reviews 112 reviews
38 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This church will look great once finished, meanwhile, stay away from it there are workers all over and its not a safe place to walk around

Vancouver, Canada
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153 reviews 153 reviews
77 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

This church is undergoing major external renovations. Nevertheless, the exterior bright red building and bell tower are attractive. The grand exterior is definitely an invitation to go inside - what a huge disappointment. Inside is dull, unattractive and uninviting. Pity, because it has so much potential.

Christchurch, New Zealand
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Amazing workmanship,a must visit in Salta. Beautiful tiles and building. You can wander past and look in foyer or have full visit.

Byron Bay
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477 reviews 477 reviews
248 attraction reviews
395 helpful votes 395 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Situated on the corner of Caseros and Cordoba, it’s an imposing building. Currently it’s closed to the public as it’s under restoration, but still admire the building as you walk past. It’s covered in a veil with a picture of the building printed on it. There is a gift shop to the side (see my pictures)

Montreal, Canada
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511 reviews 511 reviews
232 attraction reviews
204 helpful votes 204 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Very nice church, vivid colours and high bell tower. Architecturally more interesting than the Cathedral. Was being restored at a cost of over 3million pesos, we toured the whole outside but could not go in. Still worth the look when in Salta! Hope this review was helpful!

Sao Paulo, SP
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Totally different than the cathedral, teaches us about peace, art and simplicity. It is worthy a visit for sure!

Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Magnificent from the fantastic shade, brick red, of its walls to its high rise tower. There are guided tours every half hour, starting at 9:30 am. The cloisters are so peacefull

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

A lovely church inside and out, if only didn't close it 12-5 week days. Various different images inside and life size saints

Marrakech, Morocco
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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

The colour of the outside of this building is hardly that of a normal church, but it reflects the colour of the area in which it is situated - whether it is the rocks or the dress or the entusiasm of the people, it is a colourful area and the church reflects that. It is the most striking building in... More

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