City of Salta (Salta Province)

The city of Salta is included to the province Salta Province and to the Region2 Capital Department

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Salta, culture and nature in the north of Argentina

Salta is a city in the north of Argentina, which is frequented by tourists. The city is located in the Lerma Valley at a height of almost 1200 meters. The city is the capital of the eponymous Salta province. Salta has about 618,000 inhabitants, making it the second largest city in the northwest of the country. Salta is considered the Argentine city whose colonial architecture is best preserved to this day. There is nothing better than strolling around the enchanting old town of Salta. The weather is always why and dry. Average temperatures are pleasant 20 degrees in the summer and in winter the city still reaches an average of 10 degrees, which is much more comfortable than in many of the southern cities. The only shortcoming is the heavy rains in the months of January and February and the long sandstorms that fall over the city in the spring. The city is called "Salta Linda", which translates to "Salta the Beautiful". In addition to the beautiful city architecture, the location in the northwest of Argentina, a very interesting region, is a real tourist magnet. Furthermore, Salta serves as a good stopover for travelers to the north of Chile and Bolivia.

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Salta is the ideal starting point to explore the region surrounding the city a little closer. Many of the regions are difficult to reach, so it often makes sense to join an organized tour. One of the tours leads to â € œCachiâ €. The tour starts in the Lerma Valley and leads through the Jelelberg Los Laureles until after Escoipe Gorge and La Cuesta del Obispo. The village of Cachi is over 3000 meters high and has an interesting archaeological museum surrounded by the Los Cordones National Park. Another very nice tour leads to Cafayate Colors. Starting from the Lerma Valley, the train station Alemania and the Las Concha cave are visited. The drive continues to the historic amphitheater El Anifiteatro and Los Casillos Castle. In addition, there are wine tastings during this tour, which often loosens the mood noticeably. Another tour, the so-called "Puna and Salt Flats", leads to the historic village of Quijano, which is surrounded by some beautiful caves, which are also visited.

Cerro San Bernardo

If organized tours do not suit your travel tastes, but you still love to explore the natural landscapes, all on your own, then we recommend a trip to Cerro San Bernardo. The Cerro San Bernardo is an over 1,400-meter hill that towers just east of the city center. There is a cable car at San Martin Park, which climbs to a lookout point over 400 meters high. The one way trip costs 30 pesos and buying a return ticket can save you some pesos. From here you have a magnificent view over the city and can catch much fresher air. But it goes even further. From the vantage point, 1060 stairs lead up the mountain. The stairs begin behind the Güemes statue, which is just above the viewing platform. On the way there is a small restaurant where you can fortify yourself for little money or have a beer while enjoying the amazing view. The climb is recommended especially on clear days.


Pajcha is located at 20 de Febrero 831, just 10 blocks north of the city's main square. This is a fantastic museum, which is a good example of the cultural diversity of the city. The Museum Pajcha offers a very interesting collection of traditional works of art, textiles and jewelery, all originating in the north of Argentina. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the local culture, which can be described as very interesting. Other collections also offer similar exhibits from all over South and Central America. This gives visitors the opportunity to compare the regional artworks with other, typically Latin American objects. This is considered a very fascinating experience. The entry fee is only 10 pesos and for 20 pesos there is an attractive, private guide on top. The tours are in Spanish and in English and are highly recommended.

Tren a las Nubes

For many travelers, Tren a las Nubes is the main reason for traveling to the north of the country and visiting the city of Salta. Tren a las Nubes translates to German as "pull into the clouds". This is a very apt description, given the fact that the train climbs to a height of over 4,000 meters. Unfortunately, normal trains are part of the story of why travelers have to be content with buses and planes. So it is all the better to have this tourist train, which is not only a beautiful exception, but also a unique experience. The trip with the Tren a las Nubes is the ideal way to experience the fascinating landscape in all cosiness. The train operates only between the months of April to November and only twice a week. It departs Wednesdays and Saturdays, with some extra trains during the peak season. The fare is $ 120 and $ 140 in high season per person, which is quite an announcement. Despite the high price, it is recommended to reserve a ticket a few days before the start of the journey. The train leaves the city in the early morning and returns home shortly before midnight.

Museum El Tribuno

The Museum El Tribuno is an interesting museum. The building is very clear and you feel more in a comfortable living room than in a sterile museum. The museum is located at Pueyrredon 106 and is within easy walking distance of most of the city's hotels. The museum is open from Monday to Friday from 10am to 2pm and from 2:40 to 6pm. On Saturdays it is open from 10 am to 2 pm. The museum was built in honor of Velarde, a judge and banker of the 20th century. Much more decisive, however, is the fact that he was one of the leading minds in Bohemian art development in the city. It is also thanks to him that the tango is accepted as a dance in Salta, which was a difficult undertaking at the time. Â


Hiking fans will get their money's worth in the region around Salta. Just outside the town center there are some interesting hiking trails that vary in difficulty and distance. So there are hiking tours that last only two hours and can be mastered by families with children. But you can also spend a few days hiking through the mountain landscape and sleeping in small camps on the way.


Salta is also very popular with climbers. No wonder, as the many mountains offer an ideal opportunity to follow this extreme sport. There are even volcanoes that can be grown. However, many of the climbing tours require experience and can be arranged with one of the many tour operators.


Cafayate is a small town in the province of Salta. The city can be easily visited in the form of a day trip. Cafayate is known for its many vineyards surrounded by extraordinary rock formations. This is a truly magical place.


If you are looking for a completely new South American experience, Salta can take advantage of it to make a trip to Bolivia. The land north of Salta offers countless natural attractions and is much less developed, and therefore more authentic than Argentina. This is a whole new experience.

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Surrounding towns

  • Cerrillos ~14 km
  • Molinos ~13 km
  • San Lorenzo ~9 km
  • La Caldera ~20 km
  • Vaqueros ~10 km
  • El Encón ~15 km
  • La Silleta ~20 km
  • El Aibal ~5 km
  • La Rosita ~10 km
  • Establecimiento las Costas ~6 km

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By plane: The city's airport is located 6 kilometers outside the city center and can be reached by local bus 8A. However, the bus stops half a kilometer in front of the airport building, so this is more of an option for the Pfennigfucher. All other passengers are dependent on taxis. By Bus: Buses are the most common form of transportation. The bus station is one block from Part San Martin and 8 blocks from the main square. The journey to Buenos Aires takes 20 hours and costs just under 600 pesos. It is 24 hours and 640 pesos to Puerto Iguazu. The drive to Tucuman takes 4 hours and costs just 120 pesos. It takes 13 hours and about 200 pesos to reach the student city of Cordoba. By train: Unfortunately, there is no normal train service in Argentina. Tourists can only cycle in the tourist train described above.

Hotels in Salta (Salta Province)

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Portezuelo Hotel

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Design Suites Salta

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Casa Real Hotel

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Hotel Ankara Suites

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Hotel Almería

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Posada Casa de Borgoña

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Hotel Posada Del Sol

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Hotel Colonial

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Gran Hotel Presidente

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Ayres De Salta Hotel

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Altoparque Hotel Salta

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Kkala Boutique Hotel

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Hotel San Francisco

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Delvino Boutique Hotel

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Rutas Hotel

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Departamento Caseros