07 Nov Salta – the beauty?
The old colonial city of Salta, in northwestern Argentina, known throughout the country as “la bella” (the beautiful), was founded in 1582 and is famous for its Spanish colonial architecture and Andean traditions; The people who live there also show clear characteristics and similarities with those we know from Bolivia and Peru; But what about the much-vaunted “beauty”? Yes, there is no lack of colonial buildings (especially churches); The city also exudes a certain charm with its charming cafes and good restaurants; But don’t come with too high expectations in terms of architectural diversity, as we know it from European metropolises, for example; However, Salta is worthwhile as a base accommodation for 3-4 days, as the surroundings are fantastically beautiful;
For example, you can make excursions to the wine regions of Calafate (Bodega and Restaurant Nanni recommended) or Cachi; It is also highly recommended to visit the Cardones National Park, with its huge cactus forests; For railroad enthusiasts, a trip on the “Train of Clouds” is worthwhile; It climbs from Salta (1,200 meters) to more than 4,300 meters through the Andes; A show All these excursions can easily be done on your own (e.g. with a rental car); If you don’t want to do that, join an organized tour, which is offered at every corner;