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    Salta Church - Great Attractions (Salta, Argentina)

    Geo Beats

    by Geo Beats

    Take a tour of Salta Church in Salta, Argentina – part of the World’s Greatest Attractions travel video series by GeoBeats.

    This beloved church, known locally as Salta Church, holds a special place in the heart of Argentineans.

    More widely monikered the Church of San Francisco, this monumental cathedral is known as a landmark in the town of Salta.

    Its colonial 19th century architecture combined with local material and artistry is a part of the areas European influence.

    The interior houses a museum of 17th and 18th century religious art.

    A statue of St. Francis of Assisi stands as a reminder of the early missionary imprint on Latin America.

    The 173 foot belfry tower is one of the tallest in South America, and houses bronze bells crafted from old war cannons.