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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  • August 15, 2017
    Located opposite the plaza 9 de julio is a large church with a beautiful architecture with very beautiful sacred images, place of prayer.
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  • August 15, 2017
    This super illuminated Cathedral across the plaza, at night, on the inside is very nice but we could not explore it because when we went there was mass.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Go to the Cathedral is a very good walk in the city of Salta, enter and see its architecture, it is worthwhile to do so
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  • May 17, 2017
    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.
  • April 3, 2017
    Beautiful old church with some impressive figures inside. Outside people were selling cocoa leaves which was a weird contrast. Well worth a visit
  • June 30, 2017
    Ok
  • April 24, 2017
    Amazing
  • March 16, 2015
    A lovely cathedral, but they've replaced the bell's with a Nokia ring tone. Strange!

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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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