Iglesia San Francisco, Salta

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#2 of 11 in Historic Sites in Salta
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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  • August 15, 2017
    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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  • August 15, 2017
    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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  • August 14, 2017
    It is one of the many churches that has the city of salta, with an admirable environmental, I recommend it
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  • May 17, 2017
    Simply stunning. Rich in history.
  • June 7, 2017
    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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  • June 18, 2017
    Very nice Cathedral
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  • March 21, 2017
    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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  • May 15, 2017
    Beautiful church. It is a necessary step if the runs through the historical Street home.
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