Must see attractions in Salta & Jujuy Provinces

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    Angastaco Natural Monument

    Just south of Angastaco, the rutted earthen highway that is RN 40 weaves through surrealist rock formations that are unofficially called the Angastaco…

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    Serranía de Hornocal

    Located 25km east of Humahuaca, this jagged row of rock 'teeth' offers utterly spectacular colors. Tours run here but it's drivable in a normal car with…

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    James Turrell Museum

    Colomé Bodega boasts this stunning museum designed by artist James Turrell that features a permanent exhibition of six of his works. These are utterly…

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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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    Parque Nacional Los Cardones

    Flanking the winding RP 33 from Salta to Cachi across the Cuesta del Obispo, this park takes its name from the cardón (candelabra cactus), the park’s…

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    Finca las Nubes

    Located 5km southwest of Cafayate along the road to Río Colorado (it’s signposted ‘Mounier’), this small, organic and friendly winery has a fabulous…

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    Parque Nacional Calilegua

    Accessible by one of the region's scenic drives, and protected since 1979, this beautiful national park stretches over 76 hectares and rambles up…

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    Culturarte

    An attractive modern space, Culturarte showcases exhibitions by a collective of 26 well-established Argentine contemporary artists. There's often work of…

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    Iglesia de Susques

    Susques is well worth a stop for its terrific village church. Dating from 1598, it has a thatched roof, cactus-wood ceiling and beaten-earth floor, as…

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    Iglesia de San Francisco de Asís

    Built by the local marquis in the late 17th century, Yavi’s intriguing church – one of northern Argentina's most fascinating – preserves stunning…

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    Parque Nacional El Rey

    East of Salta, this national park is at the southern end of the Yungas subtropical corridor and protects a glorious, biologically diverse habitat. It's a…

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    Colomé Bodega

    Fine wines are produced at this ecological bodega, which is set (as they say hereabouts) ‘where the devil lost his poncho,’ 18km down a spectacular gravel…

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    Parque Nacional Baritú

    Parque Nacional Baritú is a remote 70-hectare slice of raw, subtropical wilderness, tucked up against the Bolivian border at an elevation that varies…

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    San Pedro Yacochuya

    An atmospheric boutique winery set at the end of a dusty desert road with cacti on one side and vineyards on the other. It makes 250,000 bottles of wine…

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    El Porvenir

    This well-run family bodega has recently been taken over by the 30-something daughter, who knows how to keep good torrontés from touching corrupting oak …

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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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    Domingo Molino

    A small producer, perched on a gorgeous hillside overlooking the verdant valley, backed by rugged mountains, with vineyards cascading down the slopes. It…

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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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    Iglesia San José

    This endearing adobe church (1796) has graceful arches and a barrel-vaulted ceiling of cardón wood. The confessional and other features are also cardón,…