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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. 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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  • Day is very cute, clean and takes you to an internal reflection. At night is beautiful, with lighting.
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  • The Church of San Francisco is really maginfica, only by their religious status but also by the architectonic. Very well coservada and with a museum worth seeing. In the evenings, lit is really beautiful.
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  • It was built by the Franciscan order and was completed in 1877. It is worth mentioning that the Franciscans were the first who came to the province of Salta. The basilica is an architecture that shows a clear Italian influence with terracotta colors, ivory and white. The central tower is 55 metres. It has a single nave, the dome is vaulted and has designs on the roof the Church has secret passages and on rooftops are black since the light comes to Salta in 1901. In those passages were staying to women and children, who were the wives of the gauchos who were going to the guera with Güemes Franciscans brought trunks with books. There are about 30,000 books in this place, in 1813 Manuel Belgrano did a mass of Thanksgiving in honor the winners and losers. The Bell of the Church is called "the homeland campaign" and was done with 1400 kg of lead that came from ammunition. The same weighs 54 kg.
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  • Beautiful church worthy to know
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  • Incredible, a beautiful place to meet.
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  • It is a beautiful school *
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