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Cathedral of Salta

Address: Salta, Argentina
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Ranked #3 of 32 Attractions 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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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

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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2 helpful votes 2 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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5 helpful votes 5 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
24 helpful votes 24 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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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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28 helpful votes 28 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 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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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

this cathedral just took my breath away, it is so peaceful and beautiful. Must see when in salta It is in the centre of the plaza and is so beautiful, please make sure you make a donation and please no flash photography, have a little respect

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