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Cathedral of Salta

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Address: Salta, Argentina
Description: This cathedral houses 16th-century statues of the Virgin Mary and the...
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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An intriguing Church

This centre piece in the main square has a charm and simplicity that is quite captivating as well as a very nice side garden. Morning or evening visits.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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82 reviews 82 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

This centre piece in the main square has a charm and simplicity that is quite captivating as well as a very nice side garden. Morning or evening visits.

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Don Lorenzo
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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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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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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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11 helpful votes 11 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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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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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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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 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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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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