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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. Put San Bernardo Convent and other Salta attractions into our Salta holiday planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Beautiful construction. Only the exterior can be seen. There are only a small room to buy souvenirs.
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  • I just went to take some pictures and let an order, which is received through a swivel window.
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  • It is building more city's oldest of salta, is home to the Carmelite Sisters and has a door with an exquisite taste
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  • Tremendous, obliged photo
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  • Historical place of Salta. Postal essential
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  • Beautiful chapel, when I met her I really liked much emotion I felt, I think again if God allows me 30/09 again.
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  • A convent from closure, with a fully colonial architecture, unfortunately only able to access the periphery, someday what it represents and is now become historical monument for the whole world, with much respect. Very cute night light, a recommendable walk.
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  • Beautiful place of chips for its history, its architectural value, their beauty
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