Train to the Clouds
This train is one of the highest trains in the world. It reaches an altitude of 4,200 mts and covers 217 km, travelling through the most spectacular landscapes of the Andes Mountain Range.
Museo de la Vid y el Vino (Vineyard and Wine Museum)
The Calchaquí Valleys, the landscapes, the local traditions, and the production of internationally renowned wines inspired the design and development of this museum.
Basílica Menor de San Francisco (Minor Basilica of San Francisco)
The Minor Basilica and the Convent of San Francisco were built on a piece of land donated by Don Hernando de Lerma, founder of Salta, in the Acta de Fundación (Foundation Charter) in April 16, 1582. Together with the Convent of San Bernardo, the house of Uriburu and the Cabildo, they are part of the most important historical circuit in the city, which used to include the Church and Convent of Los Mercedarios, currently in ruins (on the corner of 20 de Febrero Street and Caseros Street.)
Museum of High Altitude Archaeology
The MAAM of Salta was born by initiative of the Government of the Province of Salta –through the Secretariat of Culture of the Ministry of Education– in order to preserve, investigate, and make public the finding of the “Llullaillaco Children,” one of the most important archaeological discoveries of recent times. The three Inca children were found frozen at the peak of Mount Llullaillaco, 6,700 m. above sea level, on March of 1999.
The salinas create a vast white horizon displaying different hues when touched by the sun. Here, visitors can still see some old salt extraction techniques.
Perfect for High Altitude Trekking
La Estancia de Cafayate
Extensive vineyards, numerous olive trees and natural areas with exotic local vegetation make this golf course a spectacular site, situated at the center of the Calchaquí Valleys, and with a privileged view towards the Andes mountains range. The ideal spot for attractive and challenging play.
Salta Polo Club
A few minutes from the city center, this golf course, belonging to a distinguished club, is home to the salta open. It invites golfers to play surrounded by the imposing beauty of the mountains that stand silhouetted against the clear blue sky. This club, originally linked to polo, offers an attractive golf course. Narrow fairways, substantial woodland and water hazards at the 7th, 8th, 16th and 18th holes, are some of the main attractions of its design. But, without a doubt, the greatest challenge is its small greens, due to the high temperature in the region, which makes them hard and very fast.
"Martín Miguel de Güemes" International Airport, Salta (SLA)
The airport is 7 km (4.35 mi) away from the city center. It features a 2300 square meter (24,756 sq feet) passenger terminal divided in two floors.
Nuestra Señora del Rosario y San Roque Church
The Church was founded in 1753, according to documents. The primitive church, of the same dimensions as the current building, still preserved many characteristic features of the beginning of that century, but they were gradually erased by successive reforms. Today, only the structure and statues remind us of that time.
Salta City Cable car
An exciting trip that offers one of the best views of the city of Salta and the Lerma Valley.
Cabra Corral Dam
It is a reservoir shaped as a “Y”, one of the largest in the country, surrounded by stunning mountain scenery. Perfect for alternative tourism and water sports: sailing, skiing, kayaking and riding water scooters. With first class accommodation and exquisite cuisine, it welcomes families and groups. Fans of extreme sports can practice rafting in the Juramento River rapids all year. Caves with a lake view can be explored, combining fun with the observation of dinosaur footprints and fossil algae. Near the dam is Las Juntas, where you can visit caves with paintings from the years 900 to 1470 of our age.
De las Conchas Ravine
Approximately 50 km (31 mi) before arriving in Cafayate on National Route 68, some of these natural rock formations are named el Anfiteatro (Amphitheatre), the Sapo (the Toad), the Fraile (the Friar), el Obelisco (the Obelisk) and los Castillos (the Castles), and they can be spotted right away. On the way to Cafayate, you can find the sand dunes, formations similar to small mountains of very white and fine sand in a warm landscape.
Salta Basilica Cathedral
The building of the structure we see today started in 1858 and finished in 1882. It is considered to be one of the most beautiful churches in Argentina. From the overwhelming interior decoration, which is sumptuous and symmetrical, it is worth noticing the gold ornamentation and the superb main altar, work of father Luis Giorgi.