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  • 1. Basílica Menor y Convento San Francisco

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Every salteño 's soul belongs to the landmark St. Francis Church and Convent, with its white pillars and bright terra-cotta-and-gold facade...Read More

  • 2. Bodega Colomé

    Winery/Brewery/Distillery

    Remote wineries are one thing, Bodega Colomé is something else altogether. Yet finally arriving at this world-class spot puts the miles of driving...Read More

  • 3. Casa de Gobierno

    Government Building

    The 1907 Casa de Gobierno (Government House) fronts the plaza on San Martín and contains the provincial government offices. A first-floor hall...Read More

  • 4. Cerro de Siete Colores

    Nature Sight

    Looming above Purmamarca is the brightly tinted Cerro de Siete Colores (Hill of Seven Colors). Look closely and see if you can find all seven...Read More

  • 5. Museo de Árqueología de Alta Montaña

    Museum/Gallery

    The fascinating Museum of High Mountain Archaeology (MAAM) holds the mummified remains of three children born into nobility—ages 6, 7, and 15...Read More

  • 6. Museo en los Cerros

    Museum/Gallery

    You'll find this surprising photograph gallery by following a stony road that runs alongside the River Huichaira up into the mountains. The...Read More

  • 7. Piattelli Vineyards

    Winery/Brewery/Distillery

    The first winery in Cafayate to be constructed with tourism in mind, Piattelli caused a bit of a flurry with locals when it opened in 2013 thanks...Read More

  • 8. Plaza General Belgrano

    Plaza/Square

    Orange trees and vendors populate the central square, which is surrounded by colonial buildings—including the imposing government palace. It...Read More

  • 9. Pucará de Tilcara

    Ruins

    Set on a hill above the left bank of the Río Grande, this fortified, pre-Inca pucará (settlement) is the best-preserved of several in the...Read More

  • 10. Quebrada de Humahuaca

    Nature Sight

    About 60 km (37 miles) north of San Salvador de Jujuy, the inimitable Ruta 9 runs into the Quebrada de Humahuaca—a craggy, riotously colorful...Read More

  • 11. Bodega Fernando Dupont

    Winery/Brewery/Distillery

    On the lovely grounds of this bodega, cardon cacti mingle with Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Syrah vines, which thrive at 2,500 meters (8...Read More

  • 12. Bodega José L. Mounier

    Winery/Brewery/Distillery

    In 1996 there was nothing on the land of Bodega José L. Mounier in El Divisadero, 4 km (2 miles) outside of town. Now this is one of Salta's...Read More

  • 13. Bodega Nanni

    Winery/Brewery/Distillery

    Nanni has been in the same family and in the same building—just a block from the main square—since 1897. Thanks to its organic certification...Read More

  • 14. Cabildo

    Government Building

    The whitewashed town hall, first constructed in 1582 and rebuilt many times since, used to house Salta's municipal government. Not only a colonial...Read More

  • 15. Cabildo

    Government Building

    Humahuaca's cabildo (town hall), the most striking building in the village, has a beautifully colored and richly detailed clock tower. Each...Read More

  • 16. Casa de Hernández/Museo de la Ciudad

    Historic Home

    The City Museum is in Casa de Hernández, an 1879 neocolonial house. The ground floor displays an exceptional collection of musical instruments...Read More

  • 17. Catedral Basílica de Salta

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The city's 1882 neoclassical cathedral fronts the central plaza. It's notable for the enormous frescoes portraying the four gospel writers on...Read More

  • 18. Catedral de Jujuy

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The cathedral dates from 1765 and was the first building constructed in the city; however, it has been augmented and remodeled so many times...Read More

  • 19. Centro Cultural y Museo Pasquini López

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Elevated on a natural balcony overlooking the city and with its own small patch of regenerated jungle, this mansion has a little museum of centuries...Read More

  • 20. Convento de San Bernardo

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Salta's oldest religious building served as a chapel first, then a hospital. Today it is home to a cloistered order of Carmelite nuns. The wooden...Read More

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