Basilica Menor San Francisco, Salta

#2 of 14 in Historic Sites in Salta
Must see · Religious Site · Tourist Spot
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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  • Not only is this a beautiful church inside and out, but the tour was one of our favorites in Argentina. This church and convent was founded by the Franciscan Monks. Construction of the first...  more »
  • The basilica is located in Caseros Street and I pass by it everyday. Although I wasn’t able to go inside, I really appreciate the exterior architecture. It also rings its bell on certain times of the....  more »
  • Titanic architectonic proportions. You can't miss it!
  • Is a quiet church with nice architecture.
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