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The Northwest Sights

Basílica Menor y Convento San Francisco

  • Córdoba 33 Map It
  • Salta
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 08/13/2014

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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.

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Córdoba 33, Salta, Salta, 4400, Argentina

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Sight Details:

  • Church free; museum 30 pesos
  • Church daily 8–noon and 5–9; museum Mon.–Fri. 9:30–noon and 5–6:30

Updated 08/13/2014


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