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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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Lexington, Kentucky
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

What the other reviewers didn't mention is the interesting blend of Catholic (ie Spanish) and pagan (ie indigenous) beliefs which is part of the interesting story of this cathedral. I have not been to a lot of cathedrals in S. America so perhaps this is the same in all of them, but this blend of beliefs is what makes the... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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