Salta travel guide

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You're Going to Love Salta

Founded in 1582, Salta is the capital of Salta Province and a favorite tourist spot in northwest Argentina. The city is renowned for its colonial architecture and folk music clubs. It is surrounded by superb natural areas, such as the cloud forests of Reserva del Huaico.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Salta

When to Visit Salta

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Salta is nearly 4,000 feet above sea level and has a subtropical highland climate with warm, sunny spring, fall, and summer seasons. Winters are mild and wet, with 80% of rainfall occurring between December and March.

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How to Get to Salta

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Where to Stay in Salta

Hotel Colonial is conveniently located on Zuviría in the city center, while the Altalaluna Boutique Hotel & Spa is located just outside the city, close to the vineyards.

Popular Neighborhoods in Salta

Where to stay in popular areas of Salta

Most booked hotels in Salta

How to Get Around Salta

The Cost of Living in Salta

Shopping Streets

The area around Plaza 9 de Julio has many craft shops and fashion boutiques, while the city's main shopping mall is Alto Noa on Avenida Virrey Toledo.

Groceries and Other

A quart of milk in Salta costs AR$16, while a loaf of bread is AR$20.

Cheap meal
Cheap meal
S$ 13.48
A pair of jeans
A pair of jeans
S$ 169.46
Single public transport ticket
Single public transport ticket
S$ 0.52
S$ 2.84

Where to Eat in Salta

El Patio de la Empanada on Av. San Martin esquina Esteco is a good place to try authentic local food like empanadas and humitas. Mains are around AR$100. Doña Salta on Cordoba by Plaza 9 de Julio has good steak and wine, and dinner for two will cost around AR$320.