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Iglesia San Francisco

Cordoba & Caseros, Salta, Argentina
+54 387 431-0830
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Salta City Sightseeing Tour
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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.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good37%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“bell tower” (8 reviews)
“old church” (4 reviews)
Cordoba & Caseros, Salta, Argentina
+54 387 431-0830
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Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

This is a minor basilica, is very well kept and a beautiful church. If you are catholic, the blessed sacrament is exposed on the left door from the entrance. The place is good for prayer and meditation, there were Gregorian chants playing inside.

Thank Solaz P
Reviewed 10 May 2017

This church is as stunning inside as it is out, we would have liked to have stayed longer but the church was closing not long after we arrived. We still however managed to appreciate the superb architecture and exceptional interior.

Thank Stevetarn2014
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Actually difficult to miss. A major church but remarkable for its coloured exterior and an interior to match.

Thank Ivor M
Reviewed 26 March 2017

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...More

Thank notacouchpotato
Reviewed 18 March 2017 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

Thank TravelReviewer1983
Reviewed 11 March 2017

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...More

Thank snapdecisions
Reviewed 4 March 2017

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.

Thank CSummer
Reviewed 25 February 2017

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

Thank Jnanayog
Reviewed 24 February 2017 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.

Thank Barbara I
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...More

Thank Estelle C
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