City of Salta

Pick your own way to enjoy the largest capital of the northwest of Argentina.

Where will you start enjoying this city? Discover its historical center. Tour the Cabildo and the Cathedral, San Francisco church and San Bernardo convent, 9 de Julio Square and the craft market. Visit the Museo de Arqueología de Alta Montaña [High Mountain Archeological Museum] and the monument to a national hero: Martín Miguel de Güemes. Climb San Bernardo hill and explore the Huaico Reserve forests.




Do you enjoy folklore? Do not miss the typical peñas with live music which are waiting for you on the mythical Balcarce Street. Do you love local food? Taste empanadas and locro, humitas and tamales, asado and tortillas al rescoldo. Enjoy tours on horseback. And if you dare practice extreme sports, here rafting and climbing, rappelling and paragliding are waiting for you. Live it all in the city of Salta.


Geographic location: Province of Salta, north of Argentina.

How to get there: by plane, to General Martín Miguel de Güemes International Airport. By land, the city of Salta has excellent connectivity by bus from all over the country. By car, you can get there via Ruta Nacional 34 and Ruta Nacional 9 (it is 1,500 kilometers from Buenos Aires).

Area: 60 sq km

Altitude: 1,152 meters above sea level.

Climate: Subtropical dry, with dry season.

Recommended length of stay: 2 to 3 days.

Recommended clothing and gear: warm clothes appropriate for big temperature changes. In winter, bring warm clothes as the temperatures are very low. 

What to do: Culture tourism, adventure tourism, enjoy food and music in the famous folklore peñas.

Tips: try the delicious local food that offers its unique flavors. 



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