Cathedral of Salta

Cathedral of Salta

Cathedral of Salta
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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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Maureen S
Darwin, Australia751 contributions
Very beautiful cathedral adjacent to the main Plaza
Mar 2020
The Catedral Basilica de Salta is a magnificent well maintained cathedral. Walking inside, I felt the atmosphere was so peaceful. I was in awe of its magnificent frescoes and impressive stained-glass windows. I loved the pink and white exterior, especially at night when it is lit up. Well worth a visit.
Written April 24, 2020
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Queen J
California2,090 contributions
Beautiful cathedral in main plaza
Jan 2020
This is a very beautiful church in the Plaza 9 de Julio in central Salta. It's pink and white exterior can't be missed. Its center dome is flanked by two towers, and reflects on the windows of the modern building next door. Inside, many sculptures, statues, and intricate details are gilded in gold. The church has been reconstructed three times since its humble adobe beginnings, and the last restoration was completed in 1883 in neocolonial style.

During an earthquake on September 13th, 1692, the image of the Immaculate Conception fell from one of the towers. The fact that it did not break was considered a miracle and now every year, the Virgen del Milagro (Virgin of the miracle) is celebrated on September 15th. The remains of Martín Miguel de Güemes, Álvarez de Arenales, and Rudesindo Alvarado rest here.

This is a beautiful and detailed church and well worth a visit to pop in and admire it. The facade outside lights up beautifully at night. Free tours are offered Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 5pm.

Enjoy Salta!
Written April 14, 2020
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borrum
London, UK870 contributions
Neoclassical building, magnificent interior.
Mar 2020
The Cathedral offers six masses per day, which seem to be well attended. The exterior is light pink and, when illuminated at night, is impressive.

Just inside the entrance are the tombs of heroes of the War of Independence, notably el caudillo Martin Miguel de Guemes,, a native of Salta. Further into the interior are magnificent frescoes, impressive stainglassed windows, a high altar. The flower garden behind the Cathedral is a tranquil oasis.
Written March 4, 2020
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Jenna
462 contributions
A beautiful church in a colonial town
Feb 2020 • Solo
This pink church in Plaza 9 de Julio has it’s Salta vibe. Being in a colonial city, you’ll get a feel of how old and well preserved the infrastructure is.
Written February 29, 2020
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Yun Xiao Y
San Diego, CA102 contributions
Grand sight to see
Dec 2019
The Cathedral is also in the middle of all the other main attraction of Salta downtown. The exterior was very eye-catching across from the park. The interior was also grandiose looking.
Written February 24, 2020
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kesit0
Buenos Aires, Argentina526 contributions
Beautiful maintained Cathedral
Feb 2020 • Family
Beautiful to see how all statues are well maintained and the Cathedral is spick and span. recommendable to visit!
Written February 20, 2020
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Marc B
Montreal, Canada109 contributions
Must-see
Feb 2020 • Couples
Must-see in Salta on the main square. Impressive from the outside, even more from the inside. Very beautiful at night.
Written February 11, 2020
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tim252
Salisbury, UK598 contributions
Misguided
Feb 2020
Typical example of vast funds being expended on a place of worship when they would have been much better used helping the poor out of poverty.
Written February 11, 2020
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Freewunderlust
Northern Argentina, Argentina84 contributions
Midnight Mass
Jan 2020 • Solo
Spectacular!

Utterly incredible.

Do not miss this, take some time to really let the beauty of this ASTOUNDING cathedral sink in.

It is one of my favorites in the world.

Just beautiful.

Written January 29, 2020
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HELEN K
Lochmaben, UK85 contributions
Beautiful
Jan 2020
It will only take a few moments to see this cathedral but it’s worth it. Gloriously painted columns and beautiful side alters. The main alter quite takes you breath away.
Written January 23, 2020
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