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Cathedral of Salta

Address: Salta, Argentina
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Ranked #2 of 51 things to do in Salta
Type: Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This cathedral houses 16th-century statues of the Virgin Mary and the Cristo del Milagro, which...
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Type: Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This cathedral houses 16th-century statues of the Virgin Mary and the Cristo del Milagro, which were washed ashore when the Spanish ship transporting them sank.

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Don Lorenzo
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102 reviews 102 reviews
23 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This Cathedral is well maintained and demonstrates the standard church architecture of the area. Of particular interest are the stations of the cross that show a unique artistic approach and are worth a careful look.

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Toronto, Canada
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380 helpful votes 380 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

This remarkable construction is listed in a compendium of the Seven Most Beautiful Churches in South America. So far, I have visited 6 of the continent’s individual countries, and other than in Quito, I have not come across a more impressive example of religious architecture, as beautiful inside as it is in its exterior. This, the 3rd version, was constructed... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The main square of Salta is a treat, and the Cathedral is well worth a visit. Nicely maintained, and colonial in style

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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52 reviews 52 reviews
38 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Lights up well at night. As others say, it's not a unique destination but you should definitely stop by if you're already in Salta.

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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47 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The Cathedral looks like it is made out of icing sugar. The pink and white facade is striking and looks lovely at sunset. I wouldn't go to Salta just to see it but it was worth visiting once there.

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somerset
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Beautiful when lit up at night. Not always open so take the opportunity when the gates are open. In the town centre.

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Italy
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

right in the main square. Not a destination place, but gives to the square a special feeling...is more interesting from outside than from inside (well, maybe just because being european I found it "just another ancient church" with nothing special)

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Toronto, Canada
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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Its a church, but the architecture is beautiful. Situated in the middle of the city, most places are closed for "siesta" between 1-5. Keep that in mind

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Montreal
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Salta's Cathedral is amazingly beautiful. All that gold is truly impressive. You can spend hours just looking around. If you are lucky (as we couldn't find any schedule) the "bell concert" is simply extraordinary with several people playing with the multiple bells of the church... Do not miss!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The church is beautiful and definitely worth a look, just be respectful with your picture taking because people are in fact there to worship.

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