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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  • October 3, 2017
    You can visit only the facade. It is simple and easy to access. It is a few blocks from the historical centre and you can walk. Highlights its carved wooden doors.
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  • September 28, 2017
    Very old convent in Salta, belonged to the Discalced Carmelite nuns. It was a convent from closure. It has a door carved by natives of carob wood
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  • September 25, 2017
    You can be the city of Salta, taking and take pictures at the ancient gates and walls of the convent of San Bernardo. Even in functions, is a colonial architectural Marvel.
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  • July 27, 2017
    Muy lindo! Para no perdérselo en una visita a Salya
  • July 18, 2017
    Not miss the details of door... pity that I could not enter.
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  • July 10, 2017
    Very nice.
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  • August 3, 2017
    A historic site par excellence obligation to know
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  • July 16, 2017
    The convent is considered world heritage.
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