Cerro San Bernardo, Salta

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Hike or take a cable car up to Cerro San Bernardo for sweeping views over town. Rising 285 m (935 ft) above the city, the hill once stood as an island in a prehistoric sea--as evidenced now by a huge number of fossils and geological layers under its surface. A funicular from the city's central square whisks you up to the summit, where the plain and surrounding hills form an expansive landscape. Alternatively, tackle the 1,000-plus steps to the top of the hill. Keep an eye out for city landmarks like churches and stadiums emerging below. See Cerro San Bernardo and all Salta has to offer by arranging your trip with our Salta trip itinerary planner.
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  • They are more than 1000 stairs to ascend the top where can be also by cable car. But it's very good to go walking, as well as the exercise, it is a path that can be enjoyed in peace, only hear the sounds of birds. And to the above the sound of a spectacular waterfall with a walk and trail entrw waters
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  • From the city of Sacramento to Cerro San Bernardo you can choose to go up the cable or climb trails. We choose to ride the cable and walk down the hill. From the mountains overlooking the entire city of Sacramento, it's a great scene.
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  • Visit the cerro San Bernardo a full morning sun allows us to view the city of Salta in all its glory, it makes us feel so small with so much nature. It is a must-see within the attractions Central Salta. I suggest you do in the morning where the views are more clear.
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  • Splendid view of the city. Take the cable car to go up and walk down through the path.
  • 2 point of view beautifull on the city but the rest of the "park" is not so interesting. A mini water fall, a garden, a " child garden", a basic coffee place and some artesanal local sales are available. Note that religious moments are also located on the area what explains why there is so much people on religious day. Adult Price for telepherique: 75 pesos for 1 way so 150 pesos in total (april 2017). You also can walking until the top for free
  • Great view of the whole city! Highly recommended but go in the late afternoon or on not so hot days.
  • Excellent view of the city. Nice gardens at the top
  • Excellent little mountain to get your excercise on! A wonderful hike close to the central Salta with a beautiful view and a Gondola for those that dont want to hike up.

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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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