"Salta, Argentina: Inca Empire stopped here" Top 5 Page for this destination Salta by kfredson

Salta Travel Guide: 148 reviews and 378 photos

The Romance of Salta Past and Present

Salta is at the heart of one of the most spectacular regions of the world I have ever seen. Once the furthest south part of the Inca Empire, five hundred years ago three children sent out from Cuzco to offer themselves to the gods in the sacred mountain high up in the Andes above Salta. But that is just one link with a splendid past. More on my site on Salta:

Plaza 9 de Julio

At the heart of the city of Salta is this plaza, one of the most comfortable places, day or night, I have ever experienced. Come here to sit on a bench and listen to the birds and the children, or sit at one of the cafes surrounding the plaza. And certainly don't miss the sunset, when the whole face of the Cathedral glows in the golden light.

Music on the Weekends

The Balcarce is a street that comes alive on Friday and Saturday nights, beginning at about 11pm and lasting until dawn. I counted over 15 places where music was being played -- Bolivian, Latin Rock, Pop, and, especially, the splendid folkloric music of Salta itself. You can move amongst the pubs or just walk out in the street with the hundreds of Saltenos enjoying the music wash over them.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Great music, friendly people, splendid city!
  • Cons:None
  • In a nutshell:Gateway to beautiful, diverse landscapes
  • Last visit to Salta: Dec 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • elpariente's Profile Photo
    Jul 4, 2006 at 10:13 AM

    In your Salta pages and web it is clear that you had a very good time there I will try to visit Gracias

  • JessH's Profile Photo
    May 24, 2006 at 12:55 AM

    Hello Karl. I really enjoyed your photos & insights - you really seem to enjoy the essence of this place! Greetings from the desert :-) Jess

  • DPando's Profile Photo
    Apr 28, 2006 at 10:29 AM

    im loving this place looking at ur page--next sept i ll be there enjoying as u !! thanks

  • el_ruso's Profile Photo
    Jan 28, 2006 at 1:52 PM

    This seems to be a beautiful and interesting place. Hope to visit it one day! Great photos and info.

  • nyc10025's Profile Photo
    Jun 1, 2005 at 3:09 PM

    Karl, Interesting page with good tips. I've never been out of Buenos Aires in Argentina. Interesting--your picture from the mountain looks the same as mine on my Palm Desert page. Ken

  • ptitetoile's Profile Photo
    Apr 12, 2005 at 5:04 AM

    thanks for your visit ;-) Great tips too! I hope one day to come back there!

  • sof76's Profile Photo
    Mar 11, 2005 at 5:44 AM

    Congratulations!! Great page!!! =) Sof

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