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Cathedral of Salta

Salta, Argentina
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Ranked #2 of 34 Attractions in Salta
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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, Cultural
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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Bradford, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
44 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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9 attraction reviews
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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Rochester, Minnesota
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

A grand, ornate cathedral in honor of God. I think it's beautiful, in particular, the outside with its shade of pink. Inside is just as beautiful--a lot of gold--and lots of artifacts and statues devoted to Jesus, Mary and different saints. While I prefer things more simplistic and don't think you need to be in a richly decorated cathedral to... More 

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buenos aires
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

reminded me of the churches in Cuzco, beautiful. You can also write your petitions to the virgin and Jesus on a book they have there for pilgrims to sign!

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Perth, Australia
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110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

It is huge, decorated richly and has exposition of the Blessed Sacrament in a closed area. There is a Petitions book, which is full of requests in Spanish.

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