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Salta The Cathedral Basilica (Catedral Basilica de Salta) and Shrine of Lord and Lady of the Miracle is a cathedral in Salta , Argentina dating from the second half of the nineteenth century and built from destruction by an earthquake the previous building. Located in the center of the city of Salta , declared a national monument in Argentina , is a magnificent religious building, richly decorated and whose visit is part of almost all tourist trips in the region.

In 1856 , due to the earthquake that destroyed the old building, raised funds for reconstruction. Work began in 1858 , at the request of Bishop Joseph Eusebio Colombres. The plans were designed by architect Philip Bertres. It took twenty years to work lead to the dedication and opening of the new cathedral. But he lacked the facade and towers including bells. Great Italian artists such as Luis Giorgi RP Soldati and participated in project implementation. The assembly is completed in 1882 .

The building is one with the Archiepiscopal Palace, residence of the Archbishop. Can you describe your style baroque to neo. Everything is very Italian.

The rectangular plan consists of three ships or vessels, a deep choir and a semicircular apse. The high altar, drawn by the Jesuit artist Luis Giorgi is excellent.

The intersection of the transept is crowned by a dome on top of drum. The dome is crowned by a lantern. The complete lack of light. In fact, also flashlight, also comes from the windows of two aisles. They are decorated with rich stained glass.

Outside the entrance gate is topped by a rich baroque decoration. The central motif is a majestic quadrilobé.

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