Things to Do in Salta

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Things to Do in Salta



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  • MrsPiket
    Rotterdam, The Netherlands2,503 contributions
    The Museum of High Mountain Archeology is impressive and located in the centre of Salta. The museum protects and disseminate the 1999 discovery of the children of Llullaillaco volcano at 6,739m. Around the year 1500, the children were sacrificed in an Inca religious ritual. At the time of their death they were six, seven, and fifteen years old. They are among the best-preserved mummies in the world. The museum uses cryopreservation. We found the museum well managed and maintained, with respect of the Inca cuiture (making photos is not allowed). The are good, yet limited, explanations in English. Highly recommended.
    Written January 17, 2024
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  • carito c
    2 contributions
    Salta’s Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Salta, Argentina. The cathedral is dedicated to Jesus Christ as the “Lord of Miracles” and the Blessed Virgin Mary as the “Our Lady of the Miraculous Rosary”. This cathedral hosts 16th-century statues of the Virgin Mary and the Christ, which appeared when the Spanish ship transporting them sank.
    A new cathedral was built after an earthquake destroyed the old building. Services (misas) began after the project was completed in 1882.
    In 1899 Pope Leo XIII (13) granted a decree of Pontifical coronation for it.
    The Cathedral was inaugurated and opened to the public on 20 October 1918 and finally declared a national monument.
    Written February 13, 2024
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  • brandasa
    Centerville, OH1,365 contributions
    A beautiful building both inside and outside! We were told there was an English tour in the afternoon - but when we turned up we were told it was only in Spanish. For 1000 pesos it was still worth doing to see the inside courtyard and up to the top of the tower. The tour is about an hour.
    Written July 5, 2023
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  • Daniel M
    Buenos Aires, Argentina50 contributions
    It is a combination of breathtaking views, amazing people and posts by the road and a door to one of the main landscapes in Salta
    Written March 6, 2020
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  • MooresvilleNC
    Mooresville, NC132 contributions
    What a beautiful place to visit! No entrance fees. If you are out and about with a rental car, definitely worth a quick stop. There are several artisans selling their craft, lots of tour buses. The cheese tortillas sold nearby are fabulous!!!
    Written December 15, 2022
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  • Ectoplasm Fantasia
    Birmingham, UK1,421 contributions
    I really enjoyed this cable car ride.

    Such excellent value and gorgeous views.

    Nice photo opps and a cafe.

    A couple of shops too.

    My favourite thing to do in Salta.
    Written August 19, 2023
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  • Alicia L
    Buenos Aires, Argentina113 contributions
    I went on pilgrimage to visit the virgin on the hill.The weather was very cold and it rained but nothing stopped thousands of believers to hear mass and receive the blessing of the quietness and peacefulness of the place. The tiny chapel built to honor the virgin and the tree in front of it where people leave rosaries as testimony of faith are images set in my mind for ever. The visit really filled my heart with joy!
    Written November 28, 2016
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  • Berthaki
    Arequipa, Peru245 contributions
    This hill is the best place to have a panoramic view of the city. It's easy to get there using the cablecar or if you are more athletic, you can climb all the way there. There's a statue of St. Bernard, a cross, and Christ. You can also enjoy the local species of trees and the artificial waterfalls. There are some souvenir shops with the same prices at the fair downstairs at San Martin square.
    Written November 21, 2022
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  • babajamal
    Singlewell, UK372 contributions
    This museum is very interesting, it’s an ode to a very significant Argentine. It was wonderfully presented and very innovative. This is a proper use of technology. For non Spanish speaking visitors, the presentations videos are subtitled in English.
    The admission fee is 500 pesos.
    Highly recommended.
    Written March 7, 2023
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  • carito c
    2 contributions
    Restaurants with traditional folk music are opened every night. Singers and dancers offer shows and cheer the customers. The fun-loving atmosphere invites tourist of all over Argentina and the world to enjoy an unforgettable night of music and regional dishes.
    When the restaurants are not open a craft market shares its art with local and foreign people every Friday and Saturday afternoon. Not only clothes but traditional sweets and decorations can be found along this amazing street.
    Written February 13, 2024
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  • Ectoplasm Fantasia
    Birmingham, UK1,421 contributions
    A really pretty square.

    Lovely to sit in and relax and also lots of shops and restaurants around.

    Some artisanal stalls too.
    Written August 19, 2023
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  • gustavocP6541BK
    Buenos Aires, Argentina45 contributions
    If you'd like take some hours in contact with the nature and to have other city view. I recommend this short tour, you can access in a car or walking. You can see the city and other mountains near.
    Written June 29, 2016
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