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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  • Aside from religion, could be an attraction tourist but this neglected and little promoted, has a carved wooden side gate of the most beautiful I've seen
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  • Convent located in the historic centre of the city of Salta. Of the more ancient. It has a door carved in wood that is not to be missed. You can only see from the outside because it currently works as a convent of sisters of closing. Nice place to photograph. Well maintained. It is recommended that you visit.
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  • The convent of San bernardo is located in the heart of the old town of Salta. It is a construction of the 18th century, of remarkable architecture and which underwent several modifications throughout its history. He is currently a Carmelite convent. Mainly highlights its beautiful carved wooden door.
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  • It's a beautiful Church
  • Place to get religious objects in order to bless the Hill of the Virgin. Only that with three cartons indicating where make tails or rows and that thing is each one of them would avoid that people bother and OMB. The pilgrims arrived many hours of travel, in my case more than 24 has and get in there to remove an image of the Virgin in charge long ago and nobody knows which tail indicate or where placed and etc etc just a carton to once a month to say row 1 to remove images responsible, row 2 to you more and tapes for pregnant women, row 3 to buy other religious objects
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  • Muy lindo! Para no perdérselo en una visita a Salya
  • Very pretty, well preserved Church
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  • Not miss the details of door... pity that I could not enter.
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