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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  • It is one of the churches more beautiful in Salta with a stunning architecture especially at night where light up the entire façade. It is a place of beautiful meditation, with beautiful images. Not to be missed
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  • The Church is located 3 blocks from the plaza 9 de julio. It's beautiful inside, you have very nice images. Once a month make a guided night visit, we do not agree with the day that it was, but it must be very cute.
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  • It is one of the many churches that has the city of salta, with an admirable environmental, I recommend it
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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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  • Very nice Cathedral
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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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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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