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How to Spend 1 Day in Salta

How to Spend 1 Day in Salta

A cultural hub in the northwest of Argentina, Salta is known for its beautiful colonial architecture and artisan crafts markets. Spend 24 hours in this city and see its colonial buildings, learn about Argentine independence, and listen to traditional folk music. Here’s how to spend one day in Salta. 

Morning: Salta’s History and Heritage

Get an introduction to the architecture and culture of Salta with an informative sightseeing tour. Join a local guide for a walk that includes Salta’s colonial architecture and popular landmarks including the Cathedral of Salta and the San Bernardo Convent. Go shopping at the vibrant artisan markets, and explore beyond the city center with a visit to the village of San Lorenzo. Learn about the city’s past with a visit to the Historical Museum of the North. 

Afternoon: Colonial Architecture and Convents

Maximize time in Salta with a bus tour that covers ground quickly. Travel by coach to see examples of colonial architecture such as Casa de Uriburu. Skip the hassle of driving and admire views of the city as your guide shares stories about the history and culture of this corner of Argentina. Discover significant landmarks including the 16th-century Plaza 9 de Julio, the convent of San Francisco, and a monument dedicated to General Guemes, an important figure in Argentine independence.

Night: An Evening of Music

Experience Argentine culture with a night spent listening to traditional music at apeña, or folk music club. Learn about the heritage of Salta while drinking, dining, and enjoying a performance of classic songs, during which musicians play guitars and regional instruments. Brave travelers may want to learn the basic steps of the traditional dance that accompanies the music; your local guide is there to direct you. 

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Salta City Sightseeing Tour

Salta City Sightseeing Tour

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Uncover the rich history and heritage of Salta, the cultural hub of Argentina’s northwest, on this 3-hour city sightseeing tour. Admire the city’s glorious colonial architecture; visit striking landmarks like the Cathedral of Salta and San Francisco Church; and take in the views from San Bernardo Hill. Immerse yourself in the city’s history as you stand before the Battle of Salta monument and General Güemes statue, then shop for unique souvenirs at Salta’s lively artisan markets.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$20.00
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$20.00
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Salta City Half Day Tour

Salta City Half Day Tour

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See why Salta is nicknamed ‘Salta la Linda (the Beautiful)’ on a half-day sightseeing tour. Explore the best of this city tucked into the foothills of the Andes as you travel comfortably by coach to highlights like the Cabildo, Salta Cathedral, Casa de Uriburu, and San Bernardo Convent. It's a great way for visitors with limited time to cover lots ground in just a half day, while learning the history behind this Argentine provincial capital.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$14.27
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Salta Historic Folk Walk Including a Traditional Peña

Salta Historic Folk Walk Including a Traditional Peña

Enjoy an evening of traditional music at a peña (folk music club) in Salta. Step back in time to hear the classic songs of northwest Argentina in an intimate setting while enjoying delicious local food and drinks (available for purchase). The three-hour experience provides a window into the heritage of the Salta region and a fun evening out that includes hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$98.70
Price varies by group size
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$98.70
Price varies by group size
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