A land of gauchos and open countryside, Salta is noted
for its traditions, history and hospitality of its people.
Salta invites travellers to share its lifestyle, the local art, culture, tradition, as well as its festivities, myths and legends. All year round, Salta invites travellers to enjoy its varied cultural calendar of popular festivities held at many locations. The religious spirit blends with the colourful magic of the local music, dances and traditional rituals.
Salta is one of the cities that best preserves colonial style in Argentina.
Houses and churches built in neocolonial style stand out by the main square like the
Cathedral, the “Cabildo” or Town Hall, San Francisco Church and San Bernardo Convent.
Surrounded by an incredible landscape, Iruya is a magic town in the north of the province of Salta where its inhabitants cherish their traditions and culture. It seems to be hanging from the mountains. The colonial style buildings, its steep stone streets that seem to be from another time and the imposing views, turn this place into a worthwhile visit. As if out of a postcard, Iruya invites you to rest and meditate.
San Carlos is a place that seems to be kept in time. Its narrow streets, well-kept houses, artisans and the tranquility of its people, make it the ideal place for your rest. This town stands out for its production of handicrafts in pottery, silver, copper and weaving. Various ancestral techniques are still in use thanks to many generations of artisans who transmit their knowledge. You will find these nice things in craft fairs and in the artisans workshops.
Surrounded by coloured mountains and blessed by the Calchaqui River, Cachi remains a quiet and colonial town with a beautiful square. You can visit the old church built with adobe brick and cactus wood, and the Archaeological Museum. Located at 2,280 metres above sea level, this Calchaqui town is recognized by visitors for its particular essence. The “Nevado de Cachi”, the highest snowed mountain in the Calchaqui Valley, is one of the treasures that give special characteristics to this town of six thousand inhabitants.
When you visit Molinos you feel as if you were travelling to the past. Its traditional houses, cobbled streets, beautiful church and multicloloured landscapes of the Calchaqui Valley, make this town the ideal place for rest. With some of the highest wineries in the world, you will be able to try excellent altitude wines with delicious traditional food.
Magical. That’s the first word that those who visit this town say. Impeccable houses, cobbled streets, the kindness of its people and one of the most beautiful landscapes in Salta, make Seclantás one of the ideal places for your rest. Known as the ideal place to get a “poncho salteño”, come and meet the best loom craftsmen in our province.
Cafayate is an unique and excellent grape-growing region in the world. You can visit several wineries and the Vine and Wine Museum, to learn more about wines. Bodega El Esteco was founded in 1892 and it soon became one the pioneering establishments in the art of Argentine winemaking. Bodega Piattelli is situated amongst breathtaking ancient red rock formations and mountains in the Calchaquí Valleys. You can visit the winery, taste high altitude wines and have lunch with an incredible view. You can buy textiles, woven baskets, ceramics, carved woods, leather, bone, horn and silver crafts.
The “Poma Vieja” is one of the most magical places of Salta. Walk through its streets with stone and adobe walls, visit its small houses and see the sheep and flames around, is like doing a trip to the past. Colours, colours and more colours. In each road or path you travel, La Poma surprises you with the incredible landscapes that you discover in each of its corners. Located at more than 3,000 meters above sea level, its low ground caves, volcanoes and the incredible mountains make it one of the most magical places in our province.
Located 22 km away from the city of Salta. Its well-preserved architecture dates back to the beginning of the nineteenth century. An 18 meter high imposing image of Christ the Redeemer stands out. It protects the village and its church. In middle of the mountains and following the course of small rivers, you will discover virgin landscapes, full of birds and little houses owned by local gauchos. Nearby, the dam Campo Alegre, invites you to enjoy nautical and fishing sports.