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  • Excellent31%
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28 Apr 2017
“A bit of a waste of time”
19 Mar 2017
“Beautiful building ”
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The entrance to the oldest religious building in Salta was carved from a carob tree by aborigines in 1762.
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Caseros near Santa Fe, Salta, Argentina
+54 387 431-1092
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Reviewed 28 April 2017

I first tried to visit on a Sunday but it was closed. Then I visited around 11am on a Monday and they would only allow me to look at the shop which is in the main entrance. They did not allow me to enter the...More

Thank AndrewF729
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

This convent is apparently the oldest building in Salta. It has beautiful external architecture and it pretty well preserved.

Thank TravelReviewer1983
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

Thank miketancre
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...More

Thank Ruth b
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.

Thank WilloWanderers
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...More

Thank K T
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.

Thank RichardEade
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...More

Thank argie_adf
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.

Thank JORGE G
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.

Thank checovenier
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