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Address: Caseros near Santa Fe, Salta, Argentina

The entrance to the oldest religious building in Salta was carved from a...

The entrance to the oldest religious building in Salta was carved from a carob tree by aborigines in 1762.

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Beautiful building

This convent is apparently the oldest building in Salta. It has beautiful external architecture and it pretty well preserved.

Reviewed 20 March 2017
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

This convent is apparently the oldest building in Salta. It has beautiful external architecture and it pretty well preserved.

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Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Reviewed 5 August 2016

We enjoyed the beauty and peace of this place. It architecture is amazing , the main gate its hand made !! Really awesome

Thank miketancre
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2016

We spent a quick five minutes outside to take photos. No visits are available (i dont think) The exterior walls are original and are full of history. But there is not much more to see apart from the main wooden entrance doorand a small historical plaque

Thank Ruth b
Granville, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2015

This simple and still-in-use convent has views through iron gates, a small gift shop with icons and baked goods. If you wish, you may put a prayer onto a wheel that goes into the convent, and the nuns will pray it for you.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2015

Two things of note: the main gate, hand carved by Native Americans of the area, and the church tower with the figure of a nun. The convent itself is not open to the public, though there is a small gift store I did not have the pleasure of visiting. The nuns have a vow of silence so they are not... More 

Thank K T
Nottingham, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2013

We passed by the convent on the city bus tour. As all you see is the door I was pleased we hadn't walked to see it. Worth a look if your passing, but that's about all.

Thank RichardEade
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2013

we couldn't get in but there is a small place where they sell rosaries made out of roses and some sweets prepared by the nuns. you can also write down your requests and put them through an opening with wooden revolving doors and the nuns on the other side will get your prayer and pray for you.

Thank argie_adf
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Reviewed 11 July 2013

It is an active cloister so it is closed to the public but for a small shop wich sells delicatessens made by the nuns. Pay good attention to the main gate, A master work of carved wood. Take your time to wal around it.

Trieste, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2012

Beautyful colonial complex, Still active and unfortunately you cannot visit it inside, but you can still hear the sounds of the spanish founders and the voices of the locals that built the beautyful wooden gate to the convent.

Thank checovenier
Oleggio Castello, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2012

a isle of silence amid a bit of traffic, I did not visit the interior, but the entrace is majestic

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