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.
  • Beautifully restored. In the entrance Gallery preserves two historical campaigns. Should one take the time to appreciate the history contained in the historic center of Salta
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  • Recommended the guided excursion to the interior of the convent. Really incredible. Visit rooms with relics and places that were used as a refuge for villagers in the battles, really spectacular. The order, cleanliness and care within the convent is admirable.
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  • Declared historical monument and one of the most beautiful temples Catholics for its architecture and history, is one of the main tourist attractions of the city, renowned for being one of the cities that best preserved Spanish colonial town in the Argentina. It belongs to the order of the minor Franciscans, Friars of St. Francis of Assisi. The minor Basilica and convent of San Francisco are convent religious order and a Catholic Church.
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  • A divine Church, ambient music generates a space quite mystical. Pray an our father listening to the Hail Mary in a beautiful church is priceless. To the side of the Museum offers a very interesting guided tour where you can explore passages from the Church and even climb to the body of over 2000 tubes.
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