The Northwest Sights



Convento San Francisco

Convento San Francisco Review

Every Salteño's heart and soul belongs to the town's landmark St. Francis Church and convent, with its white pillars and bright terra-cotta-and-gold facade. The first temple and convent were built in 1625; the second, erected in 1674, was destroyed by fire; the present church was completed in 1882. The 173-foot-high belfry houses the Campaña de la Patria, a bell made from the bronze cannons used in the War of Independence which sounds once a day at 7:30 pm. In the sacristy, the Museo Convento San Francisco displays religious art.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Córdoba 33, Salta, Salta 4400 | Map It
  • Phone: 387/432–1445
  • Cost: Church free, museum 4 pesos
  • Hours: Church daily 8–noon and 5–9, museum daily 10:30–noon and 5–7
  • Location: Salta
Updated: 12-16-2011

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