Basilica de San Francisco y Museo de Arte Sacro, San Salvador de Jujuy

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#8 of 17 in Historic Sites in Province of Jujuy
Art, history, and religion converge at Basilica de San Francisco y Museo de Arte Sacro, a colonial church next to a culturally revered museum displaying sacred works of art dating between the 16th and 20th centuries. Franciscans constructed the church shortly after their arrival in the area, between 1611 and 1618. Adapted through the years, today it features a facade from 1900 with two towers. Step inside to observe the intricately carved altar and confessional pulpits, octagonal domed ceiling, and impressive chandelier. Stop by the museum to survey displays of religious artifacts. Put Basilica de San Francisco y Museo de Arte Sacro and other Province of Jujuy attractions into our Province of Jujuy travel planning site , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Beautiful basilica, the Museum is small but interesting. The staff there is very friendly. They offer guided tours.
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  • It is located between street Lavalle and Belgrano, right where a monument indicates the kilometer 0 of the city. It was the first building built by the Franciscans between 1611 and 1618 and subjected to several reconstructions. It has a wooden pulpit carved with designs originating in the Peruvian city of Cuzco, which is to admire and boasts 7 carrara marble altars. It is very nice both day and night. Not visited the part of the Museum, only the Basilica.
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  • The Museum is very interesting, should not be left aside his visit, although it is small it is worthwhile. The Basilica of San Francesco is precious and must be seen at night, all lit.
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