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Salta

Salta

Salta City (pop., 1999 est.: 457,223), northwestern Argentina. It lies in the irrigated Lerma. valley in the Andes Mountains on a headstream of the SALADO RIVER. Founded in 1582 as San Felipe de Lerma, it was the scene of the defeat of the Spanish royal forces in 1813 during the Argentine war of independence. The economy is based on farming, lumbering, stock raising, and mining. Its nearby thermal springs are popular with tourists, and it has grown in importance as a centre of archaeological investigations of pre-Columbian Indian Cultures, including the INCA.

Salta is the capital city of the eponymous province, situated at the foothills of the Andes mountains.
Surrounded by verdant peaks, 1200m above sea level, Salta's wonderful climate and attractive colonial architecture have long captivated visitors to the city.

With good trekking, horseback riding and rafting all nearby, this is a great base to explore the surrounding area, but you will also have fun wandering through the city's colonial streets.Museo Historico del Norte,Museo de Bellas Aries,Cerro San Bernardo,El Tren a las Nubes and Tarismo Tren a las Nubes are the important places to visit.Hotel Residencial Elena and Central Hotel Italia are the major hotels and number of youth hostels also available.SaltaSalta
Attractions
Cabildo
Museo Antropológico
Cerro San Bernardo

Salta Hotels

Casa Real Hotel Bartolomé Mitre 669 Salta (A4400EMH ) República
Salta Hotel Argentina - Beunos Aires 1, Salta Argentina
Wilson Hotel - Alvarado 950, Salta, Argentina, 4402
Aldaba Hotel - Mitre 910, Salta, Argentina, 4400
Hotel Altos de Balcarce - BALCARCE 747, SALTA, Argentina, 4400
Hotel Portezuelo - Avenida Turistica No 1, Salta, Argentina, 4400
Apart Y Hotel Ibero Argentina - Leguizamon 880, Salta, Argentina, 4400
Del Dique - Ruta 47 KM 12 Coronel Moldes, Dique Cabra Corral, Salta, Argentina
Gran Hotel Presidente - Av. Belgrano 353, Salta, Argentina, 4400
Casa Real - Bartolome Mitre 669, Salta, Argentina
Sheraton Salta Hotel - Avenida Ejercito del Norte 330, Salta, Argentina, A4406BKQ

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