Fodor's Expert Review Basílica Menor y Convento San Francisco

Salta Religious Building/Site/Shrine Fodor's Choice

Every salteño's soul belongs to the landmark St. Francis Church and Convent, with its white pillars and bright terra-cotta-and-gold facade. The first sanctuary was built in 1625; the second, erected in 1674, was destroyed by fire; the present version was completed in 1882. A 53-meter (173-foot) belfry houses the Campaña de la Patria. This bell, made from the bronze cannons used in the War of Independence, sounds once a day at 7:30 pm. In the sacristy, the Museo Convento San Francisco displays religious art.

Religious Building/Site/Shrine Fodor's Choice

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Córdoba 33
Salta, Salta  4400, Argentina

387-432–1445

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Church free; museum 30 pesos

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