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. You can plan Salta trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.
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  • It is worth! Beautiful and well preserved. A gem! Divine the courtyard with its towering plants, its silence and freshness
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  • The Cathedral is a beautiful place borrowing of serenity. We enjoyed a few songs beautifully sung by two women.
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  • If you appreciate real details, you'll be amazed when you enter this Cathedral. The details, colors, each column with paintings in ocher and Golden tones, the many very well preserved altars. One of the best museums of art is reliosos if so you may catalog.
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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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  • A lovely cathedral, but they've replaced the bell's with a Nokia ring tone. Strange!

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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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