Located at 1600 kilometers from Buenos Aires, one of the provinces with the greatest contrasts in its landscapes is located, accompanied by an exotic culture and architectural attraction inherited from its history.
Salta is synonymous with music, poets and museums, its capital is the beginning of the journey where the Cathedral and the Cabildo are the pearls that surround the main square 9 de Julio. The High Mountain Archeology Museum is another of its protagonists accompanied by its amazing archaeological finds, the children of Llullaillaco.
The cable car located in the Parque San Martín connects us in a few minutes with the top and leaves behind the commotion of the urban center. You can see the great domes of the San Francisco, De La Merced and the February 20 Monument, dedicated to the battle of Salta.
Its climate is ideal for all kinds of activities, it is moderate and dry during the great majority of the year, except in summer, when it is more prone to witness rains. Being located in the Lerma Valley, it has an average annual temperature of 16 degrees Celsius. Choose the best option for your trip to Salta with Tangol.
Salta is dressed in colors and proposes a complete cultural calendar throughout the year, in summer the party is lived to the fullest with folk festivals during all weekends: Trout Festival in La Poma, Calchaquí Tradition Festival in Cachi , Patero Grape and Wine Festival in Angastaco, Harvest Festival in Animaná, Serenata a Cafayate, Chicha Festival in La Caldera, Poncho Festival in Molinos, Craftsmen Festival in San Carlos, among others.
The attractive Corsican accompanied by their traditional troupes paint the main avenues with their brightness and colorful clothes, another must-see is the Provincial Meeting of Warlocks in Rosario de Lerma, known for its typical dance and the burning of the Puyai (devil). Holy Week celebrations are interesting to witness for their strong popular and Catholic sense. In June and September, the parade with more than 3,000 gauchos cannot be overlooked, while in August the tribute to the Pachamama - Mother Earth - is an ancestral aboriginal custom that reaches our days, where generation after generation continues to live it as an ancestral ritual.
The Train to the Clouds
This tour cannot be missing in any traveler's newspaper. Its circuit was designed by the American engineer Ricardo Fontaine Maury. From the height the best landscapes and the culture of its people are appreciated. It ascends to 4,200 meters, crossing 29 bridges, 21 tunnels and 13 viaducts. They are 434 kilometers of valley and puna.
To this extraordinary adventure you can add the crossing by micro or van of Route 40 until you reach Salinas Grandes, on the border with Jujuy and make a descent down the slope of Lipán to see the flight of the condors and then reach the pictures town of Purmamarca, at the foot of the famous hill of the seven colors.
The return to the valleys is a mandatory trip for those who enjoy pre-inca and colonial history. Behind the amazing rock formations of its ravines and multicolored hills, there are villages whose adobe and straw houses transport the traveler to remote times. This circular circuit can be started on National Route 68 bound for Cafayate or on Provincial Route 33 towards Cachi.
Excursion to Cafayate
Regular excursions run through the towns of Cerrillos, La Merced - called the Capital of Flowers -, the Quebrada del Río Las Conchas - a path with strange rock formations - and its final destination is the aforementioned wineries and vineyards that originate in 1850 The characteristics of this region are very favorable for the production of high quality wine. In Cafayate there are 1,200 hectares of vineyards, benefiting from the purest and driest air, the light and the heat of the sun for almost 300 days a year and the great thermal amplitude.
Road to Cachi
A journey that leads to the town located at the foot of the snowy Cachi, where time left its identity intact. It is the town where the former president of the Victorino Nation of the Plaza was born. You can find old houses, the San José Obrero church and the Pio Pablo Paz archaeological museum. The trip to reach the destination has the view of the Quebrada del Escopie as a prelude and continues along the winding Cuesta del Obispo, Las Cardones National Park and Payogasta.
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Source: Revista Buenos Aires Day&Night