Basilica Menor San Francisco, Salta

4.7
#2 of 14 in Historic Sites in Salta
Terracotta tiles, ivory columns, and gold trimming combine to make the stunning facade of Basilica Menor San Francisco, Salta's most distinctive landmark. Admire the combination of European architecture and indigenous influence, which explains the church's bright, unusual exterior colors. Make sure you take a good look at the intricate frescoes adorning the church's walls and ceiling, as you can't take photos of the interior. Once you've finished admiring the church, take a stroll through the attached gardens, where you can take a few snaps. The church forms part of a functioning nunnery, which occasionally limits visiting hours. Use our Salta journey builder tool to arrange your visit to Basilica Menor San Francisco and other attractions in Salta.
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  • The visit to the Franciscan convent with guide is highly recommended, also includes the church. Very affordable price.
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  • It's absolutely amazing building, the bell tower is the tallest in Argentina. If you come in the evening you can see it illuminated which is great site. And you can also attend evening service which i...  more »
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  • Beautiful church. The lighting at night makes it look even more magical!
  • Really nice church, especially seen from the outside.
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