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  Iglesia San Fransisco
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  • Iglesia San Fransisco - Salta
      Iglesia San Fransisco
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  • the belfry with the Campana de la Patria - Salta
      the belfry with the Campana de la Patria
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  • San Fransisco at night - Salta
      San Fransisco at night
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The San Fransisco church is one of the most immediately recognizable churches you will see. It has actually been rebuilt several times since its founding in 1625 due to several fires. The facade was only completed in 1872 in an italian influenced architectural style.

The first thing you will notice is its beautiful purple color,,,,

the belfry, 53 meters in height, is the tallest in South America. The bell it holds is called Campana de la Patria (the bell of the fatherland) and it was made of metal from the cannons used in the Battle of Salta during the Argentine war of independence.

There is a small museum exhibiting religious art.
Museum hours are:
Monday-Friday: 10:30- 12:30 and 4:30pm to 6:30pm.
Saturdays: 10:30 to 12:30.

Address: Córdoba 33 (esq. Caseros). Salta, Rep. Argentina
othercontact: basilica@cpsarg.com

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  • Written Oct 11, 2011
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