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Cathedral of Salta, Salta

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Known for its twin spires and charming pink facade, Cathedral of Salta cuts an iconic figure in a mid-sized Argentinean city. Built in 1856 after its predecessor was destroyed by an earthquake, the cathedral serves as the seat of the archbishop of Salta, continuing to play a leading role in the city's religious traditions. Enter the cathedral and stand in quiet awe as you admire its ornate decorations, especially the gorgeous frescoes on the ceiling. Make Cathedral of Salta part of your personalized Salta itinerary using our Salta vacation route planner.
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Where to stay in Salta

Salta's status as the tourist hub of northwestern Argentina means that a wide array of accommodations has sprung up throughout the city. The majority are concentrated around the city's grid-like center, surrounding Plaza 9 de Julio. For something more relaxed and closer to nature, go southeast and explore the area around Parque San Martin. You can opt for anything from a healthy range of budget accommodations, including hostels and small guesthouses, all the way to luxury hotels.
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  • If you like churches this is a magnificent example of how the early church spent the people's money. Striking both inside and out.  more »
  • The full panoply of latin american high church Catholicism - an extraordinary range of craven idols on display  more »
  • Especially beautiful in the night when it's lit up. Very close to the centre. One of the few sites to see in salta.  more »
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  • The heart of Salta. We witnessed a religious festival and the atmosphere was spectacular. And what a beautiful church, elaborate decor inside, full of life.
  • Beautiful old church with some impressive figures inside. Outside people were selling cocoa leaves which was a weird contrast. Well worth a visit
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  • Besutiful old cathedral in the heart of the city!
  • A lovely cathedral, but they've replaced the bell's with a Nokia ring tone. Strange!