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Iglesia San Francisco

Cordoba & Caseros, Salta, Argentina
+54 387 431-0830
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Salta City Half Day Tour
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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)
“nice church” (4 reviews)
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Cordoba & Caseros, Salta, Argentina
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+54 387 431-0830
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

very nice place the barroc idear of a church ,it looks like the ones in sicily more impressive from outside that inside

Thank DANIKAPLO
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Even if you are not too keen on churches, this minor basilica deserves a visit. Ornately decorated inside and out, and of impressive proportions, this church will not fail to impress. When we visited, there was lovely baroque ambient music playing in the background. Just...More

Thank Gia C
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

A really nice church. Amazing architecture and the colours make contrast with the city's landmarks. I love this church and the inside is breathtaking. I prefer this one than the cathedral but it's a matter of taste.

Thank Israël M
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Having traveled all over Central and South America I've certainly seen my share of churches...but this colorful confection of an iglesia is really something different. Terrific for shutter bugs especially! The interior is a familiar combination of Catholic icons and decoration and, though impressive, is...More

Thank Matthew D
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 11 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

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