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Address: Salta, Argentina
Phone Number: +54-387-431-8206
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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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Lovely and interesting.

A perfect example of a colonial cathedral which is obviously still an active parish is super-religious Salta.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
julie48070
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Sarasota, Florida

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A perfect example of a colonial cathedral which is obviously still an active parish is super-religious Salta.

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Lewisville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a stunning example of Spanish colonial architecture and ornamentation, Unfortunately when we visited there was a service in progress so I didn't have as much time to revel in its glories as I would have liked. One could lose oneself in enjoyment of its art

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Maryborough, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The lighting of cathedrals in the cities in Argentina is outstanding. With their soft colours and night time back drop walking through the town centres on a warm night is a joyful experience. Salta is a lovely city, take the chair lift to the top of the lookout, see the huge eucalypts in the park donated by Eva Peron. The... More 

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Thank Prue Q
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The cathedral is spectacular, just go and visit it, even if you are not in anyway religious. Take photos from the outside it is beautiful ! Then continue with a photographic tour of all of the churches in Salta, each one of them is amazingly decorated. and all fairly close to the central square. Even my children were impressed by... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

Went here on Dec 7 for prayer before Mary's holy and immaculate conception. The design of both the interior and exterior have a european feel, as do many theoughout Argentina, showcasing the influence of europeans in their culture. It is really a beautiful building with a lot of detail in the ceilings and walls. If you are Catholic and find... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

It was a beautiful pink and cream church but unfortunately was not open for visitors but from outside it looked great. It overlooks the square and if you can visit do so,

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Colon, Panama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

The Cathedral is beautiful very ornate with gold most of alters. The people are very religious had lines to visit their favorite altar, ones for hearing confessions. Beautiful park on side and shop selling religious things. Mass was being said when we arrived.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

If you've seen a few cathedrals, they all begin to blend together. This one has a nice altarpiece and several interesting side chapels, including Our Lady of the Snows.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

It's worth giving the better part of an hour to this church, as it has a lot to offer: from the cenotaphs of famous Argentinian freedom fighters to the celebrated sculptures of Jesus and Mary, it embodies patriotic and religious sentiment. It also has close connections to the Vatican; reading the plaques in the narthex offers an overview of the... More 

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South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Night or day,the Cathedral is a loveley building,at the top ofthe main plaza in Salta City. A lot of people follow the service inside,standing outside,in front of theCathedral. A in the meantime all the other activities continue on this busy Plaza.

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