Must see attractions in Salta

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    Museo de Arqueología de Alta Montaña

    One of northern Argentina's premier museums, MAAM has a serious and informative exhibition focusing on Inca culture and, in particular, the child…

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    Iglesia San Francisco

    This magenta-and-yellow church is Salta’s most striking. The exuberant facade is topped by a slender tower; inside are several venerated images, including…

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    Centro Cultural América

    A former church built in French academia style between 1721 and 1732, in 1913 it became Salta’s most important social club until the government took it…

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    Catedral Basilica de Salta

    Salta’s pink cathedral was consecrated in 1878 and harbors the ashes of (among other notables) General Martín Miguel de Güemes, a salteño (resident of…

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    Convento de San Bernardo

    Only Carmelite nuns may enter this 16th-century convent, the oldest building in Salta (though it was rebuilt into its current form in the 1840s after…

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    Cerro San Bernardo

    For outstanding views of Salta, take the teleférico from Parque San Martín to the top of this hill, a 1km ride that takes eight minutes. Alternatively,…

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    Museo Antropológico

    Has good representations of local ceramics, especially from the Tastil ruins (Argentina’s largest pre-Inca town), and some well-designed displays in its…

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    Museo Histórico del Norte

    Set on the plaza in the lovely cabildo (town hall), this collection ranges from pre-Columbian ceramics through to colonial-era religious art (admire the…

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    Museo de Arte Contemporáneo

    Displays the work of contemporary artists from Salta and further afield. The space is well lit and usually exhibits high-quality canvases, multimedia…

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    Güemes Monument

    This monument at the foot of Cerro San Bernardo marks the start of the path up the hill.