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Cathedral of Salta

Salta, Argentina
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Ranked #3 of 35 attractions in Salta
Type: Religious Sites
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... more » 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. « less
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Vancouver, Canada
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111 reviews 111 reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We must have visited at least a dozen cathedrals throughout Argentina, and unfortunately, one would think that they all had the same architect and the same interior designer. Just like all the others, this cathedral also has a beautiful ceiling. I must say that the exterior light pink coloration is quite attractive.

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Again, churches can fall into the "you've seen one you've seen them all" category but the devil is in the details, per say. It's the ornate, gold ridden detail that enchants. Strangely, there is something lush about this colonial, classic cathedral.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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48 reviews 48 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

a must to visit when you are in salta...the ground marble is spectacular if you fotograf it..contrast is turning out great in black and white...

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

We spent many evenings eating and wandering in the Square/Plaza and the beautifully lit Cathedral was just beautiful and so restful. the Orange trees were in fruit around the Plaza also and this added to the beautiful mix of colour.

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Byron Bay
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312 helpful votes 312 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

I’m not sure why this cathedral has such a high rating. Perhaps I’ve become blasé, because I’ve seen so many of them, but there are many cathedrals more ornate and impressive than this one, the cathedral in Cordoba comes to mind. The two things that stuck in my mind about this church is 1. The long line of people waiting... More

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Montreal, Canada
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141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

In the central plaza of 9 de Julio, it is quite an imposing cathedral that lends to the old colonial architecture of Salta. The interior is quite nice, well preserved except for the ceilings that should be tended to before they can't be restored properly. The floor design is also quite interesting to see! Hope this review was helpful!

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Nottingham, UK
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59 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

This is a pretty cathedral on the north side of the main square. It's well worth a look, but seems to be closed during the afternoon. Sundays are busy as there are many services.

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Shropshire,UK
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188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

We loved this Cathedral. Very pretty outside and absolutely beautiful inside with a magnificent altar. Lovely side chapels too. A truly "living" cathedral full of people. Like a previous reviewer we were also moved by the devotion of the people attending. We went on a day that they were holding a service for the Peruvian people and the cathedral was... More

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Santiago, Chile
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Very Impressive. At the centre of Salta in the main square and totally dominates the area when illuminated at night. Stark contrast between the serenity of the interior and the frenetic activity in the square outside. A must-see when visiting Salta.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

This cathedral is just beautiful. Almost everything inside is covered with gold and the altar is magnificent, I went there during a service and I was also moved by the faith of the people attending it. The art is everywhere on this church! It is a walk back in time, around 1800's, and it is very much worth getting to... More

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