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Address: Caseros near Santa Fe, Salta, Argentina
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The entrance to the oldest religious building in Salta was carved from a...

The entrance to the oldest religious building in Salta was carved from a carob tree by aborigines in 1762.

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Pacefull place

We enjoyed the beauty and peace of this place. It architecture is amazing , the main gate its hand made !! Really awesome

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 August 2016
miketancre
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Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

We enjoyed the beauty and peace of this place. It architecture is amazing , the main gate its hand made !! Really awesome

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2016

We spent a quick five minutes outside to take photos. No visits are available (i dont think) The exterior walls are original and are full of history. But there is not much more to see apart from the main wooden entrance doorand a small historical plaque

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Granville, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2015

This simple and still-in-use convent has views through iron gates, a small gift shop with icons and baked goods. If you wish, you may put a prayer onto a wheel that goes into the convent, and the nuns will pray it for you.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2015

Two things of note: the main gate, hand carved by Native Americans of the area, and the church tower with the figure of a nun. The convent itself is not open to the public, though there is a small gift store I did not have the pleasure of visiting. The nuns have a vow of silence so they are not... More 

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Nottingham, UK
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2013

We passed by the convent on the city bus tour. As all you see is the door I was pleased we hadn't walked to see it. Worth a look if your passing, but that's about all.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

we couldn't get in but there is a small place where they sell rosaries made out of roses and some sweets prepared by the nuns. you can also write down your requests and put them through an opening with wooden revolving doors and the nuns on the other side will get your prayer and pray for you.

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LA PLATA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2013

It is an active cloister so it is closed to the public but for a small shop wich sells delicatessens made by the nuns. Pay good attention to the main gate, A master work of carved wood. Take your time to wal around it.

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Trieste, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2012

Beautyful colonial complex, Still active and unfortunately you cannot visit it inside, but you can still hear the sounds of the spanish founders and the voices of the locals that built the beautyful wooden gate to the convent.

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Oleggio Castello, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2012

a isle of silence amid a bit of traffic, I did not visit the interior, but the entrace is majestic

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2011

Although you cannot enter the building, because it is a closed convent. You can enter a small part of it to buy some articles in the small shop. On Sunday the church was open and there were a lot of people standing and waiting outside. During the night this is a nice place to take a look at. If you... More 

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