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Convento San Francisco

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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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