Convento San Bernardo, Salta

3.9
#5 of 14 in Historic Sites in Salta
Appreciate the mixture of colonial architecture and indigenous art at Convento San Bernardo. Considered the oldest religious landmark in Salta, the building originally served as a hermitage until sometime before or during the 17th century, although a loss of records has made it impossible to identify what year. In 1726, the building was redesignated as a hospital, before becoming a convent in 1846. Look for the complex's distinctive oak door, carved by indigenous artisans and installed in 1762. Unless you're a Carmenite nun, you unfortunately won't be allowed to enter; instead, walk around the exterior and pop into the gift shop selling icons and baked goods made by the nuns. Visitors can leave prayer requests in the convent's prayer wheel. With our online itinerary creator, Salta attractions like Convento San Bernardo can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • It was created in the early seventeenth century in honor of St. Bernard patron of the city. It has a cedar side door that is a single piece hand-carved by an indigenous in 1762. He deserves to know him.
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  • You can't enter or visit. Very old and with cloistered nuns selling things using a wheel so they won't see them. I dantesco to put money and sell but they are not seen
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  • It was closed, but from the outside is kind of good-looking.
  • The architectural structure can be appreciated and admire the sizes of the entrance door, without the need of tourist guide. In the vicinity there is a place to have a tea, a coffee or a soda drink and enjoy the scenery, resting from the noise of the Micro Center Salta.
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