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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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Cordoba & Caseros, Salta, Argentina
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Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

The colours of the church dedicated to St Francis allows you to pick it out easily. A beautiful church with numerous altars and statues. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

Lovely church, bright and bold colours from the outside for your photo album! Can’t comment on the inside as it was closed in the afternoon - like most churches.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Chrisp140391
Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

This is perhaps the most beautiful church that I have seen in South America from the outside. At nighttime it is very impressive with the lights on, if you like to photograph these types of buildings this is a great opportunity.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank geneoV
Reviewed 18 April 2018

the brash yellow and red exterior is in contrast to the tasteful interior - where there are a number of interesting altars and statues,

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Max R
Reviewed 2 April 2018

they are 4 of these all within about 2 miles from each other. they are are different colors but still nice to see.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank JCasNYC
Reviewed 24 March 2018

This exquisite 18th century church rises at the site of two earlier churches destroyed by natural disasters. You can detect the influence of similar architectural styles seen at the cathedrals of Salamanca and Zamora (in Spain). The characteristic shades of ivory and terracotta make this...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Gabriel H
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

This church looks new with its bright colors. It stands tall in this neighborhood. Inside is nice but I have seen so many more notable churches that I was disappointed. If you are near, take a peak but it is not worth a taxi ride.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Pfitzgerald1946
Reviewed 16 February 2018

Wish it would have been opened when passing by. It is fabulous from the outside and even more during the night when it is illuminated, can be seen from afar.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank KarinEmma
Reviewed 2 February 2018

Highly decorated church constructed between 1625 -1870 with several rebuilds. The outside is a striking red and yellow colour. I side there are some old artworks.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank peterlondon91
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

This is the other church in Salta that one must try and visit. It's really a short walk from the Catedral de Salta and is as beautiful. I always wonder how they keep the outside colours so vibrant thru all weathers during the year.

Date of experience: January 2018
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