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Address: Salta, Argentina
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+54 387 431-8206
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This cathedral houses 16th-century statues of the Virgin Mary and the...

This cathedral houses 16th-century statues of the Virgin Mary and the Cristo del Milagro, which were washed ashore when the Spanish ship transporting them sank.

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Beautiful cathedral

Especially beautiful in the night when it's lit up. Very close to the centre. One of the few sites to see in salta.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Especially beautiful in the night when it's lit up. Very close to the centre. One of the few sites to see in salta.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best to visit when a service is not in progress (if you want to be able to take extensive photos), or if you are a catholic and want to celebrate then clearly you should attend for a service. Note that the cathedral is not always open when there is no service so please check opening hours before trying to visit.... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Probably the main and nicest attraction in Salta. Beautiful cathedral outside and inside. Very popular. Lots of people praying Inside. Feel good and secured. Impressing too.

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Thank Bruce L
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

The cathedral of Salta is worth a visit. On the main square with a fine interior and exterior. Do visit.

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Newcastle, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

The Cathedral was quite full for the Sunday evening mass and people seemed to come and go while the service was on and the delivering the sermon. A much more relaxed attendance attitude than I remember in Anglican Cathedrals (not that I am an expert on such matters). The lighting of the alter backdrop was magnificent but much less impressive... More 

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Thank Michael N
Vienna, Austria
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Reviewed 21 March 2017

a stunningly beautiful church, extremely beautiful at night, when the church is illuminated, unfortunately no chance to get up to the tower for a view

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Cathedral of Salta is simply beautiful. The exterior architecture is very special and so is the unique interior design.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 March 2017

This is a Cathedral worth a quick visit; by the standards of (e.g.) Spanish Cathedrals, it is not especially impressive though certainly nice and so worth a visit - there are other attractions nearby in the main square. Personally I would rate a visit to the nearby Church of San Francisco higher.

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Thank snapdecisions
Buenos Aires
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Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Despite what many people say about Salta City; there are not many nice places to visit. Definitively, the Cathedral its a must. The building its gorgeous and old (yet well preserved), with traditional sacred images. But at both sides of the altar you'll find the most amazing images to see, La Virgen del Milagro and El Señor del Milagro.

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St. John's, Canada
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Reviewed 24 February 2017

A daytime and nightime visit will give you the best appreciation of the Cathedral.ywo very beautiful chapels either side of a stunning Nave

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