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Salta

Salta the Beautiful

Salta boasts a vibrant social life and array of informative museums appealing to visitors looking for a memorable cultural experience. Founded in 1582, the city of around 600,000 people offers some of Argentina's best-preserved colonial architecture and serves as the primary base for holidaymakers in northwestern Argentina, with excellent tourist infrastructure accompanying old-world charm. Salta's cobbled streets hum with the sound of folk music, which spills from the many cafes and bars dotted throughout the city. A trip to Salta also offers a chance to explore the nature surrounding the city, which is famous for its colorful mineral rock formations. Take a look at our Argentina trip builder tool to refine the details of your trip to Salta.
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Salta's status as the tourist hub of northwestern Argentina means that a wide array of accommodations has sprung up throughout the city. The majority are concentrated around the city's grid-like center, surrounding Plaza 9 de Julio. For something more relaxed and closer to nature, go southeast and explore the area around Parque San Martin. You can opt for anything from a healthy range of budget accommodations, including hostels and small guesthouses, all the way to luxury hotels.
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