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Salta Travel Guide: 148 reviews and 378 photos

Salta the beautiful

Salta is a lovely, old colonial city in north-west Argentina. It´s a great base for exploring the beautiful scenery in the surrounding countryside. though there are many well worth seeing sights in the town itself, including Cerro San Bernardo, Plaza 9 de Julio, the huge main square, and a number of fascinating museums.

Close to the the city, in Salta province, are towns like San Antonio de Cobres, destination of the famous Tren a lus Nubes (Train to the Clouds) and scenic villages such as Cachi and Molinos.

We spent about 10 days in and around Salta, and by the end we had fallen for the city, having become acquainted with its best cafes, restaurants and English language bookshops - not to mention the many fine churches and museums. It's a city deinitely worth seeing and make sure you allow plenty of time for a visit as you won't want to leave.

Salta La Linda

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Near the Andes, beautiful churches, nice squares, fine weather
  • Cons:The bus journey to get here
  • In a nutshell:A great base for exploring north-west Argentina
  • Last visit to Salta: Oct 2007
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • toonsarah's Profile Photo
    Jan 3, 2009 at 12:50 PM

    Salta looks like a wonderful town - just my sort of place. BTW have had to postpone Ecuador trip, so enjoying some vicarious travels instead.

  • kyoub's Profile Photo
    May 22, 2008 at 4:03 PM

    I am thinking this may be the area for our next trip. Thanks for a great page.

  • MM212's Profile Photo
    Mar 15, 2008 at 5:29 PM

    Love the Salta Cathedral. Looks like you're making great progress on your trip. Will return to read more... makes me look forward to my trip to B.A. and Rio in December. Cheers from NYC!


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