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San Bernardo Convent, Salta

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Historic Site
Appreciate the mixture of colonial architecture and indigenous art at San Bernardo Convent. Considered the oldest religious landmark in Salta, the building originally served as a hermitage until sometime before or during the 17th century, although a loss of records has made it impossible to identify what year. In 1726, the building was redesignated as a hospital, before becoming a convent in 1846. Look for the complex's distinctive oak door, carved by indigenous artisans and installed in 1762. Unless you're a Carmenite nun, you unfortunately won't be allowed to enter; instead, walk around the exterior and pop into the gift shop selling icons and baked goods made by the nuns. Visitors can leave prayer requests in the convent's prayer wheel. Put San Bernardo Convent and other Salta attractions into our Salta holiday planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • I first tried to visit on a Sunday but it was closed. Then I visited around 11am on a Monday and they would only allow me to look at the shop which is in the main entrance. They did not allow me to en...  more »
  • This convent is apparently the oldest building in Salta. It has beautiful external architecture and it pretty well preserved.  more »
  • We enjoyed the beauty and peace of this place. It architecture is amazing , the main gate its hand made !! Really awesome  more »
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  • Who passes by Salta can't not go. It is a magical place, out of time
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  • Excellent architectural work. Tourists can not fail to know him.
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  • Beautiful place, transports you to another era.
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  • IF YOU VISIT SALTA YOU CAN NOT FAIL TO VISIT THE CONVENT AND CHURCH OF SAN BERNARDO, SINCE IT IS AN INSEPARABLE PART OF THIS BEAUTIFUL CITY
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  • Beautiful place is part of the historic corridor of Salta.
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