Iglesia San Francisco, Salta

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Religious Site Tourist Spot
Terracotta tiles, ivory columns, and gold trimming combine to make the stunning facade of Iglesia San Francisco, Salta's most distinctive landmark. Admire the combination of European architecture and indigenous influence, which explains the church's bright, unusual exterior colors. Make sure you take a good look at the intricate frescoes adorning the church's walls and ceiling, as you can't take photos of the interior. Once you've finished admiring the church, take a stroll through the attached gardens, where you can take a few snaps. The church forms part of a functioning nunnery, which occasionally limits visiting hours. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Iglesia San Francisco and many more Salta attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Salta itinerary planner.
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  • This church is as stunning inside as it is out, we would have liked to have stayed longer but the church was closing not long after we arrived. We still however managed to appreciate the superb archit...  more »
  • Actually difficult to miss. A major church but remarkable for its coloured exterior and an interior to match.  more »
  • This church is a real stand-out in a city which has a great deal of Spanish colonial architecture. The façade is red and white and the interior beautifully proportioned with some lovely stained glass ...  more »
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  • Simply stunning. Rich in history.
  • San Francisco church, is a place of peace and spirituality, good speaker, to understand the word of Jesucristo. And enjoy beautiful choir that accompanies each ceremony. That God will give peace spirituality to every citizen and server thank you...! God bless you all...
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  • I love this Church of Salta. Beautiful way to be painted. And it has a Museum and a few impressive cloisters
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  • Beautiful church. It is a necessary step if the runs through the historical Street home.
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  • The Church San Francisco is important part of the history not only religious but also historical social and political heart of the city of Salta
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