Within minutes of arriving, you’ll be inclined to agree that this city’s nickname - ‘Salta the beautiful’ - is well deserved. With its backdrop of the Andes and streets overflowing with charming colonial buildings and crumbling plazas filled with tall palms, Salta is compellingly romantic and wonderfully atmospheric. There’s the stunning San Bernardo convent dating from 1762; an impressive cathedral opposite the ancient town hall; colourful markets and small churches galore and fascinating indigenous culture everywhere you turn. And when you tire of wandering around quaint streets and museums, Salta
holidays offer more wonders in the surrounding area: the National Park El Rey hosts abundant wildlife in its subtropical cloudforest while a trip on the Train to the Clouds up to the altiplano and San Antonio de los Cobres promises dreamy vistas.

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