Salta City Tour

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Highlights of Salta City Tour

Discover the rich history and heritage of Salta, the cultural hub of Argentina’s northwest, on this sightseeing tour of the city.

The Salta City Tour allows you to admire the city's glorious colonial architecture; visit emblematic places such as the Cathedral of Salta and the San Francisco Church; and enjoy incredible views from the San Bernardo Hill. Learn about the city's history before the Battle of Salta monument and General Güemes statue. To sum up, visit San Lorenzo, an important summer town on the outskirts of the city, to end the tour at the Artisan Market.

On board an air-conditioned bus and accompanied by professional guides, this 3-hour excursion will allow you to visit the most important places of the city.
STARTS
SALTA (AR)
Pick up from centrally located Salta hotels
Between 4 and 4.30 pm

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ENDS
Drop off at centrally located Salta hotels
Between 7 and 7.30 pm
DURATION
3.30 hours
FREQUENCY
Everyday
INCLUDED
- Hotel pick up / drop off
- Bilingual guide (English and Spanish simultaneously)
NOT INCLUDED
- Food and beverages
- Museum tickets
- Souvenirs
DIFFICULTY
- Easy
WHAT TO BRING?
- Comfortable shoes and clothes.
OTHER
- Pick-up only included from centrally located hotels, If your hotel is outside the pick-up area, a meeting point will be assigned.
- Exact pick-up time will be advised 24hs before the tour. Times may vary depending on current traffic and other variables.

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After hotel pickup, head by bus toward the city center, and listen to your expert guide share the history of Salta. Founded in the 16th century by Spanish visionary Hernando de Lerma, Salta turned into a wildly successful trading center. See evidence of Salta’s heyday in the gold-plated cathedrals and mansions as your vehicle winds through the city. Today, Salta is known for its beautiful and well-preserved colonial architecture.

Reaching the central plaza, behold the grand, twin-towered Cathedral of Salta, built in 1885, and learn about national hero General Güemes, whose remains rest in the cathedral; he fought against the Spanish during Argentina’s war for independence.

Pass by the Cultural Center of the Americas, and note the Spanish viceroyalty colonial architecture of the Historical Museum of the North, housed in the old cabildo, or town hall.

Admire postcard-perfect San Francisco Church, with towering white pillars supporting a crimson-colored façade. Its purple belfry stands 174 feet (53 meters) tall, and the bell it holds was constructed out of the cannons used during the Battle of Salta.

Pass by the 16th-century San Bernardo Convent, one of the oldest buildings in the city, and the monument to General Güemes.

Leave the city center and head into the foothills skirting Salta. At the top of San Bernardo Hill, take in sweeping views of the city and Andean peaks.

See the Battle of Salta monument and the 20 de Febrero Park, built in commemoration of the battle fought and won here during the war for independence.

Visit the nearby village of San Lorenzo, frequented by families from Salta during the summer because of its unusual subtropical microclimate.

Return to Salta and stop at the Artisan Market, located inside a traditional white colonial building, to peruse the offerings from craftsmen who travel from all over the province to sell their goods here. Snack on alfajores (cookies with caramel filling) and candied walnuts, or pick up one-of-a-kind purses, blankets and jewelry (snacks and shopping at your own expense). With your souvenir shopping done, you’ll be taken back to your hotel.
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Valid rates for 2020 per person

City Tour Skip Half Day
Group Service Includes: * Transfers from hotels * Bilingual guide
Offered in: ESP,ENG,POR
Starts: 15:30 Hs
Duration: 3 HS
Operates: Everyday

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Great experience in Salta
17/02/2019
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If you are visiting Salta, consider the tour Salta City Tour. We had a really great time!

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