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convento San Bernardo, Salta city

First, a hermitage dedicated to San Bernardo, patron of Salta; then , a hospital was added, in 1586.
In 1846 was definitely made a convent and given to congregations of nuns of Carmelitas descalzas, who added a beautiful old door,
belonging to a Salta family and carved in algarrobo wood by our aborigines in 1762.
Only Carmelite nuns may enter the Convento de San Bernardo, but they sell pastries to the visitants through a traditional revolving cupboard
that avoids their having direct contact with the outside world.

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marie-jose wolff05-Dec-2008 21:38
beautiful baroque architecture! V
Brinn MacDougall05-Dec-2008 21:04
What a beautiful place and interesting story-line..very nice..v
Gérard Koehl05-Dec-2008 19:56
Très belle architecture... V
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