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province of the   Argentine Republic , its capital  Salta is the most populous city in the province and  the seventh in the country . It is located east of the  Andes mountain range , in the  Lerma Valley , to 1187  m, very close to the birth of the  Salty river  —an important river that empties into the  Paraná River — and crossed by the  Arenales River  that divides it into center, north and south.

The  Martin Miguel de Güemes International Airport  It is the main point of arrival of foreign and national tourists to the province. On  second place   the Bus Terminal of the City of Salta.

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How to get to Salta

plane: the  Salta International Airport  It is the busiest airport in the  Argentine Northwest  and the fourth in the interior of the country after those of  Cordoba ,  mendoza  and Bariloche. It has regular services to and from  Buenos Aires  ( airpark ,  Ezeiza , El Palomar), Cordoba, Rosario,  Jujuy , Mendoza,  Bariloche , and  Iguazu . It has regular international frequencies to  Santa Cruz de la Sierra ( Bolivia ), Panama, Lima (Peru) and Asunción del Paraguay.

Train: Salta is the terminal of the  General Belgrano Railway , which arrives from the south from  Buenos Aires  and to the east it extends to the port of  Barranqueras . From the north, the railway reaches  until  Peace  (Bolivia) and to the west to  Antofagasta ( Chile)  on the Pacific coast.

Bus: About 20 companies operate in the Bus Terminal of the city of Salta, with daily or weekly services that link Salta with almost all the provinces of Argentina except Tierra del Fuego, as well as with cities of  Bolivian ,  Paraguay , southern  Brazil  and north of  Chili .

How to get around the city

The urban and interurban transport system in the city and its  Metropolitan area  is concessioned to the provincial company  SAETA . Its units are monitored by  GPS , card readers for payment and LED screens in some of them. In addition, in Salta there is a taxi service and a large number  remise s.

What to see in Salta


The current Museo Histórico del Norte is a colonial building that was the seat of the authorities from 1626 to 1888. It housed the police and was the seat of the Government House until 1880. Nine years later, during the government of Dr. Martín G Güemes, was sold at public auction to individuals. Later it was partially demolished, disappearing  the chapter house, three arches on the ground floor and four on the upper floor. 


San Bernardo Hill

Located east of the  city of Salta , is a  panoramic point, which is accessed to its top by  Cable car , paved road or stairs. It can also be visited at night to see the city illuminated. Its top rises to an altitude of 1,471 meters above sea level.

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Cathedral Basilica of Salta

Located in the center of the  city is a richly decorated cathedral dating from the second part of the  XIX century  and built from the earthquake destruction of the previous building. It was declared on June 14,  1941 as  national historic monument .

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Monument to the Battle of Salta

It is a National Historical Monument and recalls the battle of Salta, which was a  armed conflict  delivered the  February 20th  from  1813  in Campo Castañares, today the northern zone of the  city of Salta  in the course of  Argentine War of Independence .

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Basilica of Saint Francis

The Minor Basilica and Convent of San Francisco   it is a catholic temple  and  convent  of the  franciscan order  which, due to its architectural beauty and historical importance, constitutes one of the main tourist attractions of the city, recognized for being one of the cities that best preserved the Spanish colonial center in Argentina.


San Lorenzo Ravine 

This  municipal nature reserve  is located west of  Villa San Lorenzo  and only 12 km  of the foothills. In turn, on the way, you will find a subtropical forest, since it is located within the Yungas or humid forests in the Sierras Subandinas.

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Saint Bernard Convent

It is one of the oldest buildings in Salta that keeps its colonial architecture with American baroque characteristics. Its name comes from the Hermitage of San Bernardo who was the third patron saint of Salta in its early days. The convent suffered the effects of the earthquake in 1692, but was rebuilt in 1723.

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Dam Goat Corral

The “General Belgrano”, better known as the “Cabra Corral” dam. 

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Train to the Clouds

Service  railway  tourist  on the branch  C-14  the  General Manuel Belgrano Railway in the section that joins the  Salta Station  with the  La Polvorilla viaduct , on the  Andes Mountains , at more than 4220  masl  (13,845 feet). The train departs from  city of Salta , crosses the  Lerma Valley  to get into the  Bull Ravine  and get to the  Puna de Atacama .. Along the  journey passes  through 20 stations, 29 bridges, 21 tunnels, 13 viaducts and from the 1200 meters of height where the city of Salta is, you reach  to the aforementioned 4220  masl .

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It is located in the northern sector of the  Calchaquí Valleys , at the foot of the  Snowy Cachi  that flanks it to the west and on the shores of the crystalline  Calchaqui River . Its altitude is 2531  masl . It is crossed by the famous  RN 40  that unites it with other attractive towns ( San Antonio de los Cobres ,  Cafayate ,  the pome ,  Tolombon ,  Santa Maria  etc.). On February 18, 1975, areas of the town of Cachi were declared as  National Historic Site

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Saint Anthony of the Coppers

It is the head town of  Los Andes department , located in the center-west of the  province of Salta .

His name is  eponymous  from  San Antonio , protector of mules, patron saint of muleteers and travelers, in combination with the proximity of the Sierra de Cobre, rich in this mineral. It is located 164 km northwest of the  city of Salta , and at an altitude of 3775 meters above sea level,

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It is a town of  Calchaquí valleys  located in the southwest of the province.  crossed by the  National Route 40 is famous for its vineyards, excellent wines and wineries where grapes of the type  Torrontés . It is also the most important city within the tourist circuit of the Valles Calchaquíes and  preserves the characteristics of its colonial architecture both from  its streets, like its church. A particular attraction is the 18th century corn mill, made by the Jesuits.

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Calchaqui Valleys

It is a system of valleys and mountains in northwestern Argentina that for 520 km extend to the north from the  Poma (jump)  to the south  ballast tip  ( Catamarca ) to the west (the  Quilmes mountains  or  del Cajon ) and to the east the San Francisco mountain range and  Aconquija mountains .

They are considered among the most remarkable and beautiful sites in Argentina, where the natives belonging to the great diaguita-cacano ethnic complex of the  Calchaquíes , giving rise to the development of a variety of cultures, among which are the  Santa María agro-pottery culture ,  Candelaria , Condor Huasi,  Famabalasto , among others.

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Salta Gastronomy

Locro: it is a stew of corn, beans, Creole yellow squash, meat and fat cow gut, and with salty pork bones. It also has condiments from the area and at the time of eating it, it is crowned on the plate with a spoonful of fat.  melted with paprika and chopped green onion.

Tamale: cornmeal dough stuffed with cow or pork head meat, or jerky, in addition to other tasty ingredients.

Empanadas Salteñas: dough stuffed with minced meat, potatoes in small cubes, white onion sautéed in fatty pella (cow fat that is usually removed from the matambre, melted, cooled and then used in various meals), hard-boiled eggs and chopped green onion. The empanadas are cooked in a clay oven or fried and custom indicates that it is better to eat it by hand.

Humita: corn, which is used when its cobs are tender and have juicy grains. Some prefer it salty, others add sugar to the salty ones. There are also those who eat them directly sweet. All may or may not have a good piece of cow or goat cheese that melts in the filling.

Quesillo: product made with milk, which can be accompanied with Dulce de Cayote, Cuaresmillo, and nuts.

Dulce de Cayote: it is eaten alone, with nuts or with cheese, quesillos and it is also the ideal filling for empanadillas and typical cakes.

Fig sweet: it is a warm and delicious sweet with which chocolates are also made.

Dulce de Cuaresmillo: first peaches that come out each year and that are prepared in syrup

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It is one of the provinces  of northwestern Argentina. Its capital San Salvador de Jujuy  popularly called "Tacita de Plata", it is located in a fertile valley, at the confluence of the rivers  Big  and  Xibi Xibi , surrounded by mountains that, to the west, in winter, are usually covered with snow.  

It is 1,515 km from Buenos Aires and 533  km  of the Pacific coast. It holds two national records: due to its latitude, it is the capital of the northernmost province in Argentina and due to its altitude, at 1,259 meters above sea level, it is also the highest provincial capital in the country.

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How to get to San Salvador de Jujuy

The city of San Salvador de Jujuy is very well connected with the rest of the country. National Route 9 (Pan-American) connects the city with Buenos Aires, Córdoba or Tucumán. Distances from San Salvador: Buenos Aires 1,500 km, Rosario 1,200 km, Córdoba 900 km, Tucumán 334 km, Salta 92 km, Mendoza 1,364 km, Humahuaca 128 km, La Quiaca 284 km.

plane: the city  It has the Dr. Horacio Guzmán Airport 30 km away. from the center in the town of Perico where flights arrive from several Argentine provinces, especially from Aerolineas Argentinas.

Bus: There are different bus companies that travel daily to the city's Bus Station from different parts of the city. The bus companies are: Balut, Flecha Bus, Almirante Brown, La Veloz del Norte, Mercobus, Via Tac. Travel time by bus to San Salvador: Buenos Aires 23 hours, Córdoba 15 hours, Rosario 18 hours, Tucumán 5 hours, Salta 2 hours.

What to see in Jujuy

San Salvador Cathedral

It dates from the 17th century and is an exponent of colonial baroque architecture. Inside it conserves valuable objects and images of religious art, among which the recumbent Christ stands out. The pulpit, carved in ñandubay and cedar, is one of the best in the country. In the main altar you can see the gold leaf (gold sheets). In the lateral naves, old paintings from the colonial era that belong to the Cuzco school can be seen. The Cathedral was the first building in the country to be declared a National Historical Heritage.

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Manuel Belgrano Square

Space that reflects the historical richness of this city.  They function as a meeting point for its inhabitants, and the diagonal paths  they come together in the monument to Belgrano. Surrounding the square, we find the Cathedral Church, the Cabildo and the Government House that  It is a monumental French-style building, built at the beginning of the 20th century. Inside is the Hall of the Flag, where the flag that General Manuel Belgrano donated to the people of Jujuy after his triumph in the Battle of Salta is displayed, as a form of gratitude and tribute, for the effort and sacrifice that Jujuy people made. during the exodus of 1812 and the wars for independence and freedom.  

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Sculptures by Lola Mora

Tucuman artist Lola Mora, closely linked to the history of Jujuy, supervised and installed six works sculpted in Carrara marble. La Paz, la Libertad, el Progreso y la Justicia, have adorned the gardens of the Provincial Government House since 1924. The Lions, after having been moved several times, were finally located in Plaza Hipólito Irigoyen, in the Ciudad de Nieva neighborhood. While the sculpture of El Trabajo is located in the Plaza del Trabajo, near the so-called Old Station.

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The Quebrada de Humahuaca

Extensive mountainous valley with an asymmetrical profile of 155 kilometers in length that runs in a North-South direction. It constitutes a patrimonial system of exceptional characteristics. Throughout 10,000 years, this Andean valley has been the scene of much of the cultural development of the region and neighboring countries of South America. In this sense, the Quebrada de Humahuaca has functioned as a permanent avenue of interaction, linking distant and different territories and cultures, from the Atlantic to the Pacific and from the Andes to the southern plains.

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This town is located close to 3,000 meters above sea level, surrounded by mountain ranges of great beauty. The town is the entrance to La Puna in Jujuy and is the last important locality of the Quebrada de Humahuaca, on the way to the north (La Quiaca).

The town, like the ravine, takes its name from the ancient inhabitants of the area who were the Omaguacas. The city has different tourist services for visitors such as hotels and hostels, restaurants and folk clubs, service station, campsites, museums and a craft fair, travel agencies and a hospital.

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It is the town of the Quebrada de Humahuaca that has the best infrastructure for tourist activity. A lot of tourists  decide to spend the night in Tilcara to visit the different sites  of the creek and surroundings. It is located in the Quebrada de Humahuaca, at an altitude of 2,465 meters above sea level, next to National Route 9 and the Río Grande. Access is very easy for those who want to arrive by car. The distances from Tilcara are: San Salvador de Jujuy 85 km, Purmamarca 26 km, Humahuaca 45 km, Salta 202 km, Buenos Aires 1576 km. 1 km. from the center of the town is the Pucará de Tilcara, the most important archaeological site in Argentina

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Name that in Aymara language means "people of the virgin land".

The town is characterized by the urban layout around its Quebradeño classic-style church, which dates back to 1648. It was declared a National Historic Monument and preserves its colonial architecture,  the customs and traditions of the peoples of Quebrada. 

Together  It is home to the historic carob tree with an age of 620 years and in front of both the main square, an obligatory point of visit for the fair of typical products of the Northwest. This town has one of the unmissable attractions of the province "Cerro de Siete Colores".  

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The Hill of Seven Colors

It belongs to the region called Cordillera Oriental,  and the variety of colors it has is the product of the accumulation of sediments in marine and continental basins for 600 million years. This natural viewpoint is conditioned with bilingual signage that provides details of the reason for its shapes and colors. It must be the most photographed mountain in the country, being famous for the shades of colors that the different minerals provide on its slope of very particular beauty. Cerro Siete Colores can be seen from the street that begins in the main square and from different panoramic points of the town.

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Calilegua National Park

Close to the town of Calilegua, is the entrance to the Park that has 76,307 hectares and constitutes the largest Yungas protected area in the country. River wolves, ocelots, honey bears, jaguars, tarucas and a great variety of birds, among other species, have refuge in this territory. Various low-impact activities can be developed that allow a unique contact and enjoyment of the exuberant nature of the place. It has 9 attractive viewpoints, trails and a bike path. The Intercultural Guaraní trail stands out, which can be visited with an original guide who, narrating in Guaraní and Spanish, tells stories of the Ava Guaraní people. In Calilegua you will find the Intendancy of this National Park, where you can get advice.


Jujuy gastronomy

Calapurca: very spicy soup that is cooked by introducing hot stones into the vessel that contains it.

Quinoa: soup with  different types of condiments that include cereals such as rice, corn and wheat accompanied with various species and different types of peppers, garlic and onions and for its complete aromatic herbs.

Chalona or Charqui: sheep meat, in the room and let it dry; in this way it is maintained for a long time.

Chancao: spicy food that is prepared with ground corn, chili and sheep fat.

Guaschalocro:  is he  locro that lacks some of its ingredients, most of the time beans and meat.

Humita en chala: grated corn paste that is served wrapped in its chala; it is boiled in water or milk adding spices.

Locro: the traditional style is made with white beans, broken white corn, pumpkin, smoked bacon, roast strip, pork tenderloin, red chorizo and fresh green onion.

Tictinchas: spicy corn stew, jerky, potatoes and other ingredients.

Empanadas: minced beef or chicken, diced onion, paprika, diced boiled potato, grated boiled eggs, diced green onion, cooked peas, grated tomatoes.

Cuaresmillo: Cuaresmillo peach candy. this fruit is  late, smaller than the common ones and occurs during Lent.

Sweet with cheese: inevitable in the  north argentinian  carry  milk or goat cheese, sweet cayote, honey and nuts.

Girl:  fermented corn drink It is called "muqueada" when the corn is chewed, which is then put to ferment with the action of saliva. It is called "drowned" when the corn is mixed with alcohol to ferment it.

Chilcán: corn flour drink, toasted sugar and hot water or milk.

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limits  north with  Jump , east with  Santiago del Estero  and to the south and west with  Catamarca . With 22,524  km² is the province with the smallest area in Argentina and the one with the highest population density in the country.  His  capital  is  San Miguel de Tucuman . It is 1200 km from the Federal Capital. It was the scene of  Congress of Tucuman  between the years 1816 and 1820 that, among other things,  declared  the  July 9th  from  1816 Independence  of the  United Provinces of the South  (first official name of the sovereign State called Argentina) with respect to  Spain and any other foreign power. Tucumán hosted the Bicentennial celebrations for the 200 years of the  Declaration of independence of Argentina .

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How to get to Tucuman

Plane: the fastest way and often the cheapest if we organize it in time.

Tucuman has the "Tte Benjamín Matienzo" International Airport located 9 km east of the city, which currently connects the province with 8 daily flights to the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires and with the city of Córdoba through 3 weekly flights.

Train: services  operated by "Trenes Argentinos - Operadora Ferroviaria" Wednesdays and Saturdays to Retiro (Buenos Aires) from Miter Train station: the train service that connects Buenos Aires with Tucumán (with stops in Santa Fé and Santiago del Estero) is the cheapest way to arrive Travel time from BA is 28 hours.

Bus: Unless it's a last-minute plan, it ends up being more expensive -unbelievably- than the plane. And it takes 10 times longer! Balut, FlechaBus and Andesmar are some of the companies that travel to those parts.


Car: the city is reached from the South by RN 9, RN 38 and RN 157, from the East by RN 34, from the North by RN 9 and from the West by RN40. It takes almost as long as by bus.

What to see in Tucuman

House of Tucuman 

Simple, painted white and with that door so typical of the old constructions of the colonial era. that sun of  San Miguel de Tucuman  keeps the room where the congressmen of the different  Argentine provinces  They met to sign the act in which they committed to defending the autonomy of a country. The building conception of the time was respected using photographs from the beginning of the 20th century and the same type of bricks, tiles and tiles as the original house. In the first of the patios there are the rooms that today preserve documents from before and after 1816, weapons from the war of independence, Creole and colonial silverware, furniture and utensils that were of daily use.


San Miguel de Tucuman Cathedral

Inaugurated in 1856 by Fray Mamerto Esquiú, the magnificent Cathedral of Tucumán has a neoclassical-style façade that inspires many churches in the country.
In one of its projections and high vaults you can see the clock that the historic Cabildo exhibited at the time; while inside stands the Cross of the 1st Foundation of San Miguel and rests the remains of prominent Argentine heroes.


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Independence Square

It constitutes a transcendent point of the city, leading the attractive historical walk with its symbolic load of memory and architectural heritage. Since remote times it was the scene of the most relevant social events in Tucumán: in the origins of the colonial period it fulfilled the function of Plaza de Armas, and in the second half of the 19th century it was transformed into Plaza Paseo.

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Valley Tafi

The best  It is not  only the town itself, but the road that you have to take to get there is really incredible. The landscape changes that occur along the route make it unique, jungle, arid, hills, the Los Sosa River that borders the entire road and gives this place an extra touch. Halfway along this route is the El Indio viewpoint, which has excellent views and a large sculpture of an Indian. The route is quite winding which makes the trail amazing. Before reaching Tafi you will find  to your left with the town of El Mollar and the La Angostura dam.  

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Open from  little hell

At 3042 meters above sea level, it is a mountain pass known for being the highest in the route of the Calchaquí valleys along Provincial Route No. 307. It is located approximately 130 kilometers from San Miguel de Tucumán, 22 kilometers to the north. from Tafí del Valle and 31 kilometers south of Amaicha del Valle. It is characterized by being a small hamlet where handicrafts and some typical gastronomy products can be purchased. It presents a scenic beauty  offering the possibility of appreciating the native flora and fauna. It is part of the gateway to the Cumbres Calchaquíes Provincial Park, the largest protected area in the province, currently covering 82,000 hectares.

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San Javier Hill

TO  only 25 kilometers from San Miguel de Tucumán, appears  between the green of the yungas and forests that dominate this region of northern Argentina. Its maximum height reaches 1876 meters above sea level, at the summit of Taficillo, making it an excellent point to obtain the best panoramic views of the city and the various natural landscapes that surround it.

On  the top is the enormous Blessed Christ that  rises 28 meters and is undoubtedly one of the most precious treasures in the region, as well as the paradisiacal Villa Veraniega, which takes its name from the hill and has numerous  hotels, inns, and hostels.  

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Amaicha of the Valley

Three hundred and sixty days of sunshine. This beautiful town, which is part of the Calchaquí valleys  tucumanos , has one of the most benign climates in the world, with 360 calendar days of guaranteed sunshine for its visitors. In this small but coquettish town survives one of the oldest and most important indigenous communities of the Argentine Northwest. Its inhabitants have dedicated themselves so much to ancestral activities that they passed from generation to generation developing artisanal products such as ceramics, looms, wines, cheeses and alfajores that are  offered to tourists passing through the place.

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Tucuman Gastronomy

Empanada Tucuman: it is a variant of the traditional Argentine pie, whose round dough, folded in half and sealed with the repulgue, contains a filling of meat, hard-boiled eggs and green onion, cooked in a clay oven, although they can also be made in gas oven or fried in fat.  

Milanese sandwich: the bread is a mix between pebete and French bread and is subtly toasted. The milanesa must be fried and is accompanied with thin slices of tomato, sautéed onion and if you want something spicy.

  It is an unmissable regional dish, which is made with corn, pumpkin and cheese, which can be eaten on the plate or in chala, mild or spicy.

Locro: ideal for cooler days. It is a thick preparation that has ground yellow corn, meat or jerky, pork feet and skin, bacon, dry beans and pumpkin.  

Tamale: it is prepared with corn flour and anco (a kind of squash) and is filled with beef, charqui (dried meat) or pork, raisins, eggs and condiments.  

Cheeses and quesillos: with goat's, cow's and even sheep's milk, Tucuman cheeses are another delight for the palate. They are not only eaten in bites but also as a dessert, accompanied by jellies, honey or syrup.
Another of the classics is the quesillo, a type of fresh cheese that is prepared with cow's or goat's milk, allowed to set and once the whey has drained, it is hung on wire ropes that give it its elongated shape. It can be eaten alone or accompanied with syrup or cane syrup.

Carbonada: based on yellow squash, anco and minced meat. It is usually accompanied with rice or potatoes and served in a kind of casserole.

Omelette on the embers:  homemade bread prepared with kneaded flour that is moistened with salt water, smeared with cow fat and cooked on hot ground.  

Bollo con chicharrón: bread kneaded with semita, which once kneaded and cut into large pieces of dough, is flavored with ground pork rinds, which gives it a delicious regional and native taste.  

Candied Walnuts:  walnut bonbons  spread with dulce de leche and dipped in chocolate.

Gullets:  fried cannons  stuffed with dulce de leche and bathed in syrup.  


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