|A lovely colonial city,
Salta is one of the most charismatic destinations in Argentina, filled
with charming shaded plazas and crumbling 17th century buildings lining
The fascinating and colorful
past of the city, well related in its multitude of excellent museums, makes
it worth at least a day or two on your Argentina vacation. It is also the
gateway to the picturesque Calchaqui Valley, filled countless attractions,
among which some oasis villages and gorgeous wineries, the famous train
to the clouds which takes travelers at over 4,000m above sea level, and
the spectacular archeological site of Santa Rosa de Tastil.
Salta itself is a charming
and buzzing city, filled with history and boasting a lively nightlife.
It is easily accessible from Buenos Aires, with daily flights connecting
the city, as well as by bus, with a new terminal located just a few blocks
from Salta's main square. Once you are in Salta, the best way to get around
is actually on foot. Here you don't have to waste time finding a taxi and
negotiating the right fare, as the city's center is small enough for you
to explore on foot.