One of the most charming cities in Argentina undoubtedly is Salta. The city has a beautiful “feel to it” thanks to its bright, unique architecture, and gorgeous views.
However, the city is quite big and if you are planning to make a short visit to Salta, then you don’t want to miss out on the best places here. So, read on to know about them!
PLAZA 9 DE JULIO
If you are one of those people who love exploring old yet exceptional architecture, then you must visit Plaza 9 de Julio. You will definitely find old-world Spanish colonial architecture, cobblestone streets, and unique churches, like its beautiful Cathedral.
Also, you can explore El Cabildo – an 18th century colonial town hall which has a beautiful courtyard and a historical museum. Expect your visit to the hall to be enjoyable and informative both.
You will find an amazing line-up of cafes along the palm tree-lined plaza. So, enjoy the delicious food with soothing winds blowing around you!
CERRO SAN BERNARDO
A visit to Salta guarantees you with scenic views of the city especially if you go to Cerro San Bernardo. Get to the top of the hill and to see some breathtaking panoramic views of the city.
Cerro San Bernardo is a place where you can chill and relax with your family. You can have a picnic there and enjoy the sunny days or beautiful evenings with your loved ones.
Also, the place offers yummy food and wine which will make your time spent there even more fun!
Salta is known for its remarkable museums, and one of them is the MAAM (High mountain archeology museum) The museum gives an insight into the practices of pre-European culture and history. The highlights are the 3 inca childs found at the top of the mountain in a impressive state of conservation, these children were found at the high desert peaks after being buried as sacrifices to the gods. They only expose one at a time for better preservation. Very Interesting.
Another well known museum is Museo Pajcha Arte Etnico. What is so interesting about this museum is the fact that it showcases a private collection. And you would actually have to ring the doorbell to enter. The museum has some terrific exhibition of art and artifacts. You will get to see a lot of historical pieces influenced by art and culture of the past. You will also get to see wonderful masks, pottery, musical instruments, and photographs.
SHOP AT THE ARTISAN MARKETS
Shopping in a foreign city is a must, and if it’s a traditional market offering lots of souvenirs then you’d be crazy to not check it out!
There are two markets like that in the city of Salta. When you visit to Salta, you should definitely go to Mercado Artesanal – here you can find Andean inspired products like ponchos, sweaters, hats, and scarves. These products are made from soft alpaca wool, and feel so comfy that you would immediately buy.
Another market is the Feria Artesanal offering locally made goods like stylish clothes, jewelry, artwork and homemade sweets.
These are some of the best places you must go to when you visit Salta. We bet, you would love them so much that you would want to visit Salta again and again!