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Address: Cordoba & Caseros, Salta, Argentina
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This towering church with striking white pillars is one of Salta’s most...

This towering church with striking white pillars is one of Salta’s most famous landmarks, often pictured on the city's postcards.

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Stunning architecture

This church is a real stand-out in a city which has a great deal of Spanish colonial architecture. The façade is red and white and the interior beautifully proportioned with some... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This church is a real stand-out in a city which has a great deal of Spanish colonial architecture. The façade is red and white and the interior beautifully proportioned with some lovely stained glass and a unique ceiling. Personally, I thought it better than the cathedral in architectural terms.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This church is simply magnificent! It's impressive exterior architecture is not let down by the astonishing interior design. One of the best ones in South America. Simply unmissable

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I rate this one of the "must see" attractions in Salta, itself a very nice town. I rate this Church higher than the Cathedral for a spectacular exterior and exceptionally impressive interior. There were tours of the attached museum (only in Spanish) but sadly we did not have enough time to wait for the next tour - but the pictures... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful facade. You can visit the monastery courtyard but it was closed when we visited. Interior is opulent, amazing ceilings with carved cornices. Free entry.

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St. John's, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Definitely a must see visit location. It must be THE Most photographed building in Salta. A Definite must Visit Location.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The facade of the church is beautiful at all hours of the day but it is spectacular at night. The wooden crucifix inside is also quite handsome.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

I found this church to be much more beautiful than the cathedral and also a lot less busy. Painted terracotta and yellow on the outside the church has the highest bell tower in the country and each tier is of a different type of Greek architecture, Corinthians, Doric etc. Wonderfully atmospheric inside and be sure to find the present from... More 

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Fredericton, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

A very beautiful old church. The area surrounding it is equally as interesting. Salta has some great colonial buildings.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

This has to be my favourite church building from the ones we saw anywhere in Argentina. Lovely colours, delightful both inside and out, a lovely garden cloister, some interesting statues including a very pregnant Mary... The painted ceiling and dome were beautifully done. When we visited during the day, there was some lovely music playing which added to the atmosphere.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Both exterior and interior are stunning. Make sure you also walk by at night to see the illumination

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