Spend a half day touring Salta and its beautiful colonial architecture. Visit its most important museums, monuments and churches. End the tour with a visit to a historical artisan market and an incredible view of the entire city from the top of San Bernardo Hill.
Incredible view of the entire city from atop San Bernardo Hill
Salta Argentina’s most important museums, churches and monuments
Historical artisan market
Salta Argentina was founded in 1582 by Hernando de Lerma under orders from the Toledo Virrey (Spanish crown).
Although the city is much larger today, it still maintains the colonial spirit in many of its important monuments and houses. It is known in Argentina as the city that has best preserved its architectural legacy and is a a true treat for visitors to experience. Professional, friendly and bilingual guides will give you a deep appreciation of the history of the area, giving you a behind the scenes look into this beautifully preserved city.
The city tour of Salta consists of walking or biking short distances between historic monuments, the city center and the surrounding area.
This tour includes many well-known attractions of the city:
The central square (July 9) and its monument to General Arenales
The Catedral Basílica (the Basilica Cathedral)
The High Mountain Museum of Archaeology (MAAM), where you can see the Llullaillaco mummies
The Historical Museum of the North
The Colonial Museum
The Fine Arts Museum
The Cabildo (colonial municipal council building)
The San Francisco Church
The San Bernardo convent
The Gral. Güemes monument at the foot of San Bernardo Hill
The top of San Bernardo Hill, where you have a view of the entire city and its surroundings, with an optional cable car
Monument to the Battle of Salta and 20 de Febrero Park
The Artisan market in a historic building
What’s Not Included
What to Bring
Good trekking shoes or sandals
Distance: 100 km. aprox
Salta, Provincia de Salta, Argentina
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Salta, Provincia de Salta, Argentina-24.783077, -65.410374
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