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  • Address: Caseros, Salta, Argentina

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San Bernardo Convent Tours

San Bernardo Convent, built in the 16th century, is one of the oldest buildings in Salta, Argentina and was declared a National Historical Monument in 1941. It was originally built when San Bernardo was chosen as the patron saint of the city, and it was used as the city's main church while the Salta Cathedral was being built. Aside from the church, it also operated a hospital on and off for about 200 years, but by the mid-1800s, hospital operations ceased and it became a convent. 

Over the centuries, San Bernardo Convent has been reconstructed and renovated several times, both for aesthetic reasons and as a result of an earthquake. The door dates from 1762 and was carved from carob tree wood by aboriginals. It once belonged to the Bernardo de la Cámara family and is considered a treasured piece of colonial art in Salta. 

Practical Info

San Bernardo Convent is located at the corner of Calle Caseros and Santa Fe. 

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Salta City Half Day Tour, Salta, null
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Salta City Half Day Tour

Tour one of the cities with more history of Argentina and one of the best preserved. If you visit Salta, you can not miss this tour of the city and its ...  Read more

Location: Salta, Argentina
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $22.00
Salta City Sightseeing Tour, Salta, City Tours
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Salta City Sightseeing Tour

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Get your bearings on this 3-hour Salta city tour, perfect for first-time visitors. See top attractions in this thriving metropolis with cultural museums and ...  Read more

Location: Salta, Argentina
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $27.00

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