Iglesia San Francisco, Salta

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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. Use our Salta journey builder tool to arrange your visit to Iglesia San Francisco and other attractions in Salta.
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  • Undoubtedly one of the most beautiful churches of Salta and I would say that of the country. I also had the opportunity to visit the convent and the Museum that will be in another comment.
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  • This church looks new with its bright colors. It stands tall in this neighborhood. Inside is nice but I have seen so many more notable churches that I was disappointed. If you are near, take a peak bu...  more »
  • Sublime construction denoting the colonial character of the city of Salta. He said us a guide, this beautiful Church holds the property of possessing the highest Tower in Latin america. It is truly beautiful, inside and out. It breathes divinity, peace and respect.
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  • Simply stunning. Rich in history.
  • The contrast of colors, makes that columns and decorative elements Excel that your style is Italianate. On July 14, 1941 it is declared national historical monument. A solemn entry embellishes the atrium. It is triple access to the Atrium leads to a single nave of corridos caños de rich proportions, with focus on the lower altar.
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  • Beautiful travel. It's worth the time. We enjoyed the body when we entered. Very nice
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  • Architecture walking times view. Beautiful! Impossible to not visit
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  • Beautiful historic place of jumps
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