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

#7 of 17 in Historic Sites in Province of Jujuy
Church Tourist Spot
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. With our world travel planner, Province of Jujuy attractions like Basilica de San Francisco y Museo de Arte Sacro 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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  • It is worth please take a moment to visit this church, typically colonial northern Argentina. You have much peace, being located in the very center of SS of Jujuy
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  • This church is located at the intersection of Belgrano and Lavalle of San Salvador de Jujuy, on the site where a monument indicates the km 0 of the province of Jujuy. It has three naves and seven altars of carrara marble. The images that are ncuentran are mostly wooden carved of great perfection and very old. You can not miss it.
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  • Unlike most other churches in the northern part of Argentina, remains and austere, this presents an interesting barrel vault and a pulpit of gilded wood. On the aisle are some paintings of the school of Cuzco.
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