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“The colour of northern Argentina”

Iglesia San Francisco
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Salta City Half Day Tour
Ranked #6 of 114 things to do in Salta
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Owner description: This towering church with striking white pillars is one of Salta’s most famous landmarks, often pictured on the city's postcards.
Guildford, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“The colour of northern Argentina”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2013

The colour of the outside of this building is hardly that of a normal church, but it reflects the colour of the area in which it is situated - whether it is the rocks or the dress or the entusiasm of the people, it is a colourful area and the church reflects that. It is the most striking building in Salta, but inside it is beautiful and peaceful - I was particularly struck by the cloisters.

Visited February 2013
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Saint Sauveur des Monts, Canada
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“interesting church”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

You find in there a pregnant virgin with the Spirit in her right hand. It's the first time I see a statue like that.

Visited January 2013
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Bogota, Colombia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
“cool from the outside”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2012

visited august 2011. such a fantastical building on the outside. the inside is nice, too, but when compared to the main cathedral of salta, the interior is less impressive. worth a look from the outside for sure and the little gift store attached has fun chotskies for sale.

Visited January 2012
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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72 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Don't miss this”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2012

For first time visitors in Salta this landmark is definitely high on the list of things you *must* see. That said, the church would be very difficult to avoid, and it is a quick visit. Well worth it: it is stunning!

Visited December 2012
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Bergerac, France
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“needs some TLC”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2012

A lovely old church - nowhere near as majestic as the Cathedral in Salta. Needs renovation and some tender loving care!

Visited October 2012
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