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Iglesia San Francisco

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Address: Cordoba & Caseros, Salta, Argentina
Phone Number: 03874310830
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This towering church with striking white pillars is one of Salta’s most...

This towering church with striking white pillars is one of Salta’s most famous landmarks, often pictured on the city's postcards.

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This church is stunning both outside and in

The church and separate bell tower are red with ornate white trim: stunning! Inside, the vaulted ceiling has decorative frescos and the dome is a lovely light blue. The main... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Mary T
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The church and separate bell tower are red with ornate white trim: stunning! Inside, the vaulted ceiling has decorative frescos and the dome is a lovely light blue. The main crucifix is almost Byzantine in style and hangs fron the celing before the altar. The righthand side chapel has a prone statue of St. Severin that is eyecatching. If you... More 

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Mar del Plata, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The San Francisco church is one of the main attractions downtown Salta. The Church and the monastery, right beside it, belonged to the Franciscans. The monastery is full of murals, paintings and objects that gives us the idea of how the local religious mentality was and still is. I mean Salta is one of the most religious provinces of Argentina... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Very close to the cathedral of Salta, just a few blocks away, great architectural place to meet, close to local shops.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016 via mobile

Currently under some restoration but the main section has been completed and it really well restored. The interior is definitely worth a visit.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

As Baptists, most Catholic churches leave us a bit cold- but not this one! Somehow it has a character all of it's own and when we entered we sensed this was a place where we could meet God. We both sat and meditated and prayed in the pews. We were drawn here a few times during our time in Salta-... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016

One of the most beautiful outsides i have ever seen to a church!!Truly spectacular.Almost done with major renovations.this church looks like a grand theatre at first but as soon as you enter the huge cross of Jesus hanging from the ceiling reminds you that God not shakespeare is in this grandiose old church.

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Malaga, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

Looks like a dance hall from outside but there is peace and calm to be found on the inside. Worth a visit and a sit down to get away from the noise and heat of the real world!

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2016

The church 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

This is a working Nunnery and Cathedral so you can't see much other than the main Cathedral, so it only takes 10 minutes to look around, but it is worth it. Also worth a photo from the outside, particularly with the mountains in the background. Close to center of Salta, so easy to find.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

This is a narrow church with high ceilings and very interesting displays on the walls. Outside it is red and cream and go inside and have a look as it is worthwhile

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