Top Choice Museum in Salta

Museo de Arqueología de Alta Montaña

One of northern Argentina's premier museums, this has a serious and informative exhibition focusing on Inca culture and, in particular, the child sacrifices left on some of the Andes’ most imposing peaks.The centerp…
Top Choice Museum in Salta

Pajcha – Museo de Arte Étnico Americano

This eye-opening private museum is a must-see if you’re interested in indigenous art and culture. Juxtaposing archaeological finds with contemporary and recent artisanal work from all over Latin America in a series …
in Salta

Reserva del Huaico

This 60-hectare cloud forest reserve is in San Lorenzo, 8km west of Salta, and run by a not-for-profit nature foundation. Entry is by appointment only and includes a four-hour guided walk along the reserve’s 15km of…
Museum in Salta

Museo Histórico del Norte

Set on the plaza in the lovely cabildo (town hall), this collection ranges from pre-Columbian ceramics through colonial-era religious art (admire the fine pulpit from Salta’s Jesuit church) and displays on Salta in …
Church in Salta

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 much-venerated images, including the Niño Jesús de Aracoeli, a rather spooky crowned fig…
Convent in Salta

Convento de San Bernardo

Only Carmelite nuns may enter this 16th-century convent, but visitors can approach the handsome adobe building to admire its carved, 18th-century algarrobo-wood door and buy nun-made pastries. The church can be visi…
Gallery in Salta

Museo de Arte Contemporáneo

Displays the work of contemporary artists from Salta, as well as other parts of Argentina and the world. The space is well lit and expertly curated. Exhibitions change regularly and are usually of high quality.
Cathedral in 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 Salta) and independence hero.
Museum in Salta

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 attractive, purpose-built spaces.
Hill in Salta

Cerro San Bernardo

For outstanding views of Salta, take the teleférico from Parque San Martín to the top of this hill, a kilometer's ride that takes eight minutes. Alternatively, take the trail starting at the Güemes monument. Atop is…