Located 1600 km from Buenos Aires, in a very fertile valley, the city of Salta has become one of the most popular Argentina tourist destinations. Founded in 1582, Salta is a great starting point for any Andean tour of the Northwest. It’s finely preserved Spanish colonial architecture, elegantly shaded plazas, folkloric music and fascinating museums all make Salta a traveler’s paradise.
Salta’s name originates from the Aymara word sagta meaning very beautiful. The name reflects the city, surrounded by some of the most breathtaking forested mountains. The capital of its province, Salta is located in the Lerma Valley at about 3780 feet above sea level and with a population of around 1,215,000, it is one of the biggest cities in Argentina.
Dotted with commemorative statues and fragrant orange trees, bordered on all sides by sidewalk cafes and historical buildings; the Plaza 9 de Julio serves as the main meeting area … Read More