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Cathedral of Salta

Salta, Argentina
+54 387 431-8206
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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.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good30%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“the main square” (18 reviews)
“worth a visit” (13 reviews)
“side chapels” (4 reviews)
Salta, Argentina
+54 387 431-8206
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This well kept, baroque building is located in the heart of the city center. Like other big "houses" in Argentina is painted in a light pink color. It is open until late (9 p.m) so you can plan ahead. The altar is gorgeous and at...More

Thank Lola M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Centerpiece of the square, definitely different from the outside (pink) than most catholic churches. Floors (see picture) reminds me of MC Escher. Tons to see inside, lots of pilgrims/visitors.

Thank C-Z-1982
Reviewed 7 November 2017

For visitors from the northern hemisphere it's surprising to see how the population here loves dramatic scenes, Saints and Jesus Christ figured here, like in almost all churches of this area are blooded all over, as opposed to blood only a bit on the head...More

Thank olemus1
Reviewed 25 September 2017

They have great night lighting! Very characteristic of the era. Nicely maintained and close to the bus station.

Thank JimmyGos
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

So colorful and beautiful inside. They are 3 churches like this near the square. All are beautiful. Free to go inside and maybe you can say a prayer if you want.

Thank JCasNYC
Reviewed 6 September 2017

one cathedral thats looks more like a shopping a lot of people going in and out,its a very nice place

Reviewed 6 September 2017

Once you've seen the famous mummies, it's only a walk to the top of the square to take a quick look at the Cathedral. On a Saturday evening around 6 pm, we had the good fortune to find the ornate interior place packed with worshippers...More

Thank Alan W
Reviewed 1 September 2017

By chance I happened to visit the Cathedral the first time during evening mass (I returned again another day during daylight hours). What impressed me the most was the attendance. The church was packed with young and old from all walks of life. It was...More

Thank Gia C
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

This is one of main churches in Salta but personally not the most beautiful the outside charade but it has a really amazing altar and the main altarpiece is fantastic. It is always crowded. It is always worth a visit when in the main square...More

Thank Israël M
Reviewed 13 July 2017

This is a beautiful cathedral. I would definitely make time to visit this church. There are two side altars which are definit ly worth seeing.

Thank Sue C
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