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Address: Salta, Argentina
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+54 387 431-8206

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 !

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.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bruce L
Geneva, Switzerland
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Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Ivor M
Newcastle, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 273 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
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.

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.

Thank Charles46
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

Thank Jnanayog
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Reviewed 7 February 2017

There are 3 main churches in Salta city, the red one, the blue one and this is the pink one. It has the eye symbol in its main façade. Located on the plaza of 9 de julio, not sure if it is an attraction.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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Reviewed 28 January 2017

This is an imposing building which has a lovely pinkish facade with bell towers which look lovely lit up at night, and also reflected in mirrors in a building next door during the day. The ceiling is of interest. It is an active place of worship, not just a tourist destination, so be sensitive if there is a service taking... More 

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