Top things to do in Salta

Top Choice Vegan in Salta

Chirimoya

Colorful and upbeat, this artsy, world-class vegan restaurant is the most inventive and consistently excellent kitchen in the entire region. Here pasta is fashioned from zucchini, cannelloni are made from corn flour…
Top Choice Museum in Salta

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 sacrifices left on some of the Andes’ most imposing peaks. The center…
Top Choice Bar in Salta

Café del Tiempo

Decked out to resemble a Buenos Aires cafe, this place has prices to match and offers a stylish terrace in the heart of the Balcarce zone; it's a top spot for a drink and makes a mean mojito. Expect some sort of per…
Italian in Salta

La Céfira

This cute hole-in-the-wall, well-lit and decorated with original art, is set a few blocks south of the center, but it's worth the walk here for the menu of house-made pasta combined with inventive ingredients includ…
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 venerated images, including the Niño Jesús de Aracoeli, a rather spooky crowned figure. …
Architecture in Salta

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 over in 1987. In 1994 it was declared a national landmark. It's…
Wine Bar in Salta

Wine & Bike

Part wineshop, part wine bar, operated out of a tricked-out bicycle and wagon parked on Cerro San Bernardo. Fair prices, well-curated stock, and you can opt to taste, buy a bottle for the road, or order a bottle and…
Cathedral in Salta

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 Salta) and independence hero. It's been a national monument sinc…
Museum in Salta

Pajcha – Museo de Arte Étnico Americano

This eye-opening private museum is worth seeing if you’re interested in indigenous art and culture. Juxtaposing archaeological finds with contemporary and recent artisanal work from all over Latin America, it encour…
Arts & Crafts in Salta

Mercado Artesanal

Good for souvenirs, this provincially sponsored market is set in a centuries-old complex that was once Salta's main flour mill. Within it are a collection of independent kiosks selling handicrafts such as hammocks, …