Salta is the capital city of the Salta Province located in the northwest of Argentina. The city is situated in the Lerma Valley at 3800 ft. above sea level, and at the foothills of the Andes mountains. The city’s location is perfect to explore its region. As of latest measurement Salta has a population of 500 thousand people making it Argentina’s eighth largest city.
The center of the city is small enough to be explored on foot. Plaza 9 de Julio is the city center, here you can also find the Cathedral established in the 1850s and also the Cabildo. In the east of the center, which can be reached by cable car is the Cerro San Bernardo from where you can overlook the city, especially at night and sunrise this is a beautiful view.
When enjoying your time in Salta, and looking for a short excursion outside the city, try visiting the small suburb San Lorenzo. Stroll around in the parks, enjoy the forest smell while hiking in one of the many trails. Rent a horse to ride up the hill and and behold the fantastic Salta city views. Don’t forget to walk around in the neighborhood to see and photograph the colonial style houses the rich live in. Furthermore there are several other excursions being held within city limits including local sightseeing with culture and history.
Travelers to Mendoza need a valid passport. American citizens don’t require a visa for tourist stays up to 90 days. The best time to visit the city is from March to May and August to November. These months the temperatures aren’t too high and there is little rain. Mendoza also provides outdoor possibilities in the Sierras mountains.