Northern Argentina is often overlooked when it comes to tourism, but Salta, the jewel of the north, offers guests a very different side of the country. Nicknamed “Salta La Linda,” or The Most Beautiful, the city of Salta is one of the most well-preserved colonial cities and stands out because of its picturesque cityscape, historic heritage and modern-day indigenous culture. The largest city in northwest Argentina and the capital of the region, Salta is located in the Lerma Valley and is surrounded by incredible mountains and undulating landscapes on all sides. Its pretty cobbled streets are awash with quaint boutiques selling artisan crafts typical of the region, and lined with regal palaces and opulent cathedrals and churches. There are lots of bars and eateries selling typical cuisines such as fried empanadas, and penas, or old saloons playing folklorico music, a style native to this part of Argentina. Given Salta’s setting deep in a valley, a cable car runs up to the top of a hill where you can enjoy panoramic views out over the entire city.
Salta & Cafayate Bucket List - What not to miss!