Iglesia San Francisco, Salta

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Religious Site
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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  • Last year was in restoration when I went and struck me by its history. Now it is beautiful, outdoor painting has an interesting contrast. By night is illuminated, you should visit it both day and night.
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  • It is a place that you can not miss if you go sa jump and compare it with the grandeur of the Cathedral this church surprises by its simplicity.
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  • With the restoration and renovation of this majestic colonial church, managed to reset this temple to become in the most beautiful of the city of Salta. Already from its impressive exterior architecture it is amazing to who pass through there. Everything impresses by its beauty, all recovered its former glory, inside there are works of Spanish and indo-americano art that puzzled visitors for its magnificence, colorful and great historical load that fully shows the grandeur of an era. The Franciscan Museum is something not to be missed. Travel throughout the campus is reunited with art and history on a missed ride for those who visit Salta.
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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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  • Very beautiful, was lucky to take a secret passage together with the Guide, I wish I can show the catacombs, invite you to know it...
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  • A very beautiful church is architecture and its Museum with its tunnels and its high tower.
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  • Beautiful place. Totally worth a go
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  • Tremendous beautiful basilica and over night!
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