Discover the beautiful colonial architecture and rich cultural heritage of the historic centre of Salta on this guided tour of the northern Argentine city.
Guided Tour of Salta
Between 9:30 am and 10 am we'll pick you up from your hotel in the city centre or the meeting point, according to your preference. Our first stop will be Salta Cathedral. Decorated in rose and yellow pastel tones, this is one of the city’s outstanding attractions. We will learn all about the details of its construction, which began after the previous temple was destroyed by a devastating earthquake.
The cathedral is located at Plaza 9 de Julio (9th of July Square), where we will also encounter the Cabildo of Salta. This colonial building of white arches was home to the local authorities for many centuries. It is currently the best-conserved cabildo in Argentina and has been converted into a unique construction. After a gentle 5-minute stroll, we will come to the Church of Saint Francis, the most beautiful building in Salta. The red-toned façade immediately grabs your attention. Its magnificent tower will also amaze you - at almost 180 feet, it is the tallest steeple in South America.
We then continue to the church of San Francisco and convent of San Bernardo where we will delve into the history of Salta, as this is one of the oldest buildings in the city. Then we will climb up San Bernardo hill to enjoy fantastic views across Salta from the summit.
At the foot of the hill, we will find the monument to General Güemes, a legendary caudillo military leader who fought in the Argentinian War of Independence against the Spanish. Then we'll head into the Quebrada de San Lorenzo, a lush forest-covered valley, before visiting Salta's Artisan Market, housed in a wonderful 19th-century building, where you will find local hand-crafted products.
From the market, you'll be taken back to your hotel for around 1:30 pm.
This tour includes pick up from hotels in the centre of Salta. If you're staying elsewhere, we'll pick you up from the following meeting point in Salta: number 45 Calle Buenos Aires.
|Adults||Children under 3 years old|
Children under 3 years oldFree
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19.
3 hours - 4 hours.
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english and spanish.
Hotel pick up and drop off.
Transport by bus or minibus, depending on group size.
English and Spanish speaking guide.
When to book?
You can book up until the previous day (7:30 pm) if there are still places available. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Type of voucher
Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
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Number 45 Calle Buenos Aires.