San Bernardo Convent, Salta

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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. With our online itinerary creator, Salta attractions like San Bernardo Convent can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • The convent of San Bernardo is home to the nuns. It was the first hospital in Salta, remember what a great plate to the right of the entrance to the chapel of the convent door (is the face that you see in the photo, taken from the street home). One of the big attractions of this ancient and historic building, is your front door, fully worked by the Indians aware of the carving in wood. It is impressive in art and in size. In the entrance, side hall left, is a lathe through which the sisters sold their rich pastries, receive orders, etc. It is the means of communication with the outside. They have a vow of silence, but not us deprived of his beautiful voice when they sing in the choir of the mass. open to the public. In the Atrium are often find street vendors that offer images of la Virgen del Cerro. This convent has many stories that related the time of the colony, with tunnels, that each tour guide knows to recreate.
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  • One of the oldest constructions of Salta, and houses a cloistered convent, only external visits.
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  • It is a shame that not sepueda visit. The convent is running so not allowed the entry of people, a retrogradez to the times that run.
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  • It's a beautiful Church
  • Beautiful church and the Eucharistic celebrations. The early participation of the nuns with a chorus that lifts you. They are not currently receiving delegations pilgrimages... But thank God have lived... Wisdom and sincerity of who live in and for God.
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  • Very nice convent. To highlight the access door with their woods with a superb craftsmanship.
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  • Beautiful location, exquisite architecture. Very quiet and relatively little traffic
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  • Beautiful architecture. The natural passage of time gives a touch of time amazing.
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