Catedral Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Valle, San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca

(4.7/5 based on 300+ reviews on the web)
Admire the distinctive, salmon-pink architecture of Catedral Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Valle, boasting twin spires and a columned facade. Completed in 1695 and dedicated to the Virgin of the Valley, the cathedral continues to hold a significant place in Argentina's religious history as the site of a popular pilgrimage every December. Step into the cathedral's surprisingly airy interior and appreciate the detailed frescoes and stained glass lining the walls and ceilings. Look up at half-dome behind the altar, which resembles a blue sky streaked with whisps of white clouds. Take a look at our San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca itinerary maker to schedule your visit to Catedral Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Valle and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Its cathedral Basilica is a beauty architectural. Its front, its columns, painting and lighting account for the tourist and religious importance of the temple.
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  • It is very cute and quaint to appreciate its architecture inside is very colorful and night lighting gives a special touch
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  • It is interesting, beautiful inside, perhaps one of the best things about the center of the city. It is a one time visit, nothing therefore lose hours, for more, there is another even more great church that remains closed.
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  • The most beautiful... my mother Virgin of the Valley of Catamarca... you went to see a month ago... that cute is to see you and see so many people that you helped... your stories... I love you mother... your House... that cute did spend with my family and my children knowing... beautiful days... go to see the Virgin Mary... 😊
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  • A place, in which there is no possible qualifier. Since there is so much to see, so many extraordinary details, paintings, figures, a lot of altars. (does not fit into the camera height) recommended for non-believers also by art that there is to see.
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  • Very nice Cathedral, very old and well preserved, the image of the beautiful Virgin of the Valley and the dressing room which is also
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  • Inevitable Cathedral to visit. Very well cared. The Virgin of the Valley conspicuously behind him, should go back to your front
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  • The most beautiful of the Argentinean North
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