Salta, Argentina is a beautiful city to discover with its perfectly preserved colonial architecture and its stunning natural landscapes. This wondrous city lies just at the base of the Andean mountains, which allows comfortable weather conditions all year round and gives you the possibility to see a variety of landscapes from magnificent mountains, picturesque open fields to vast desert plains.
Salta was conquered by the Spanish in the late 16th century, hence the heavy Spanish colonial influence in the city’s architecture, but there are still some traces of the Incan culture that flourished before the reign of the Spanish empire. Some of the main attractions that are a must see in Salta are the Andean mountains, Cathedral of Salta, the Salta Tram, Plaza 9 de Julo, El Tren a las Nubes, Andean Humahuaca, El Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana de Salta, and not to mention the town of Salta itself!
The local gastronomy and wines of Salta are rich in taste and also a must do activity while exploring and enjoying the area. Be sure to try the meat filled empanadas, Frangollo or Humitas along with a glass of the local Malbec red wine or Torrontès white wine. Over the years this city has been given the nickname of Salta la linda, meaning Salta the beautiful due to the impressiveness of both the land and architecture, but also due to the friendliness of the Salteño people. Salta has a rich history, amazing views and is a great escape to relax, discover and enjoy your holiday.