Cathedral of Salta
Cathedral of Salta
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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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Patty6-13
Davis, CA520 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
A beautiful cathedral to be seen during the day and lighted up at night! It oversees the main square and should not be missed.
Written 29 February 2024
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carito c
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Salta’s Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Salta, Argentina. The cathedral is dedicated to Jesus Christ as the “Lord of Miracles” and the Blessed Virgin Mary as the “Our Lady of the Miraculous Rosary”. This cathedral hosts 16th-century statues of the Virgin Mary and the Christ, which appeared when the Spanish ship transporting them sank.
A new cathedral was built after an earthquake destroyed the old building. Services (misas) began after the project was completed in 1882.
In 1899 Pope Leo XIII (13) granted a decree of Pontifical coronation for it.
The Cathedral was inaugurated and opened to the public on 20 October 1918 and finally declared a national monument.
Written 13 February 2024
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Berthaki
Arequipa, Peru256 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
The colors and style of this cathedral are simply unique. There are several local saints unknown to the foreigners. There is also a small vault honored to the heroes of the region, most of them related to the independence process. I think that it should be interesting to have a permanent guard at this vault and to have it open for the public as is San Martin's tomb in Buenos Aires cathedral.
Written 21 November 2022
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Mariana
Argentina5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
I went when there was mass. Apart from the fact that it is beautiful and has a very special image of the Virgin of Miracles, the sound of the music was really heavenly
Written 14 June 2022
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Maureen S
Darwin, Australia735 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
The Catedral Basilica de Salta is a magnificent well maintained cathedral. Walking inside, I felt the atmosphere was so peaceful. I was in awe of its magnificent frescoes and impressive stained-glass windows. I loved the pink and white exterior, especially at night when it is lit up. Well worth a visit.
Written 24 April 2020
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Queen J
California2,404 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
This is a very beautiful church in the Plaza 9 de Julio in central Salta. It's pink and white exterior can't be missed. Its center dome is flanked by two towers, and reflects on the windows of the modern building next door. Inside, many sculptures, statues, and intricate details are gilded in gold. The church has been reconstructed three times since its humble adobe beginnings, and the last restoration was completed in 1883 in neocolonial style.

During an earthquake on September 13th, 1692, the image of the Immaculate Conception fell from one of the towers. The fact that it did not break was considered a miracle and now every year, the Virgen del Milagro (Virgin of the miracle) is celebrated on September 15th. The remains of Martín Miguel de Güemes, Álvarez de Arenales, and Rudesindo Alvarado rest here.

This is a beautiful and detailed church and well worth a visit to pop in and admire it. The facade outside lights up beautifully at night. Free tours are offered Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 5pm.

Enjoy Salta!
Written 14 April 2020
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kvasir
London, UK1,242 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
The Cathedral offers six masses per day, which seem to be well attended. The exterior is light pink and, when illuminated at night, is impressive.

Just inside the entrance are the tombs of heroes of the War of Independence, notably el caudillo Martin Miguel de Guemes,, a native of Salta. Further into the interior are magnificent frescoes, impressive stainglassed windows, a high altar. The flower garden behind the Cathedral is a tranquil oasis.
Written 4 March 2020
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Jenna
516 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Solo
This pink church in Plaza 9 de Julio has it’s Salta vibe. Being in a colonial city, you’ll get a feel of how old and well preserved the infrastructure is.
Written 29 February 2020
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Yun Xiao Y
San Diego, CA101 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
The Cathedral is also in the middle of all the other main attraction of Salta downtown. The exterior was very eye-catching across from the park. The interior was also grandiose looking.
Written 24 February 2020
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kesit0
Buenos Aires, Argentina730 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
Beautiful to see how all statues are well maintained and the Cathedral is spick and span. recommendable to visit!
Written 20 February 2020
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