Where is Salta Located?
The capital of the province of the same name is located in the Valle de Lerma on the Andean foothills. Salta is famous (translated as “the beautiful”) because of the colonial Old Town and a fantastically beautiful environment. Also impressive are the colourful facade of the house, the friendly inhabitants of the city and the numerous lively cafes where the locals stroll until late at night.
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Plaza 9 de Julio is the starting point for a city tour. a lively square with numerous small cafes and beautiful arcades. Nearby you can visit the cathedral with its golden late baroque Altar, worth visiting is also the Museo Histórico, which houses everything from the leather wine press to the carriage. Impressive is the Iglesia San Francisco, whose 57 Meter high Campanile is the highest in South America. Another striking feature is the carved entrance door of the Convento de San Bernardo. From here you can also visit the Guemes monument and the Museo Antropológico Juan M. Leguizamón, which mainly shows pottery from the excavations at Tastil.
Art lovers should make a detour to the Museo de Arte Étnico Americano, a private museum that presents artistic works from Latin America. Modern paintings and sculptures are featured at the Museo de Bellas Artes, contemporary artists from Salta can be found at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo.
A breathtaking view can be enjoyed from the hill of the city, the Cerro San Bernardo, which can be reached by cable car (Teleférico). Or take the footpath to the mountain, which starts at the Monumento Güemes.
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