Discover the beautiful colonial architecture and rich cultural heritage of the historic centre of Salta on this guided tour of the northern Argentine city.
Guided Tour of Salta Itinerary
After collecting you from your hotel at the scheduled time, we will head into the historic city centre. Our first stop will be Salta Cathedral. Decorated in rose and yellow pastel tones, this is one of the city’s outstanding attractions. We will learn all about the details of its construction, which began after the previous temple was destroyed by a devastating earthquake.
The cathedral is located at Plaza 9 de Julio (9th of July Square), where we will also encounter the Cabildo of Salta. This colonial building of white arches was home to the local authorities for many centuries. It is currently the best-conserved cabildo in Argentina and has been converted into a unique construction. After a gentle 5-minute stroll, we will come to the Church of Saint Francis, the most beautiful building in Salta. The red-toned façade immediately grabs your attention. Its magnificent tower will also amaze you - at almost 180 feet, it is the tallest steeple in South America.
We then continue to the convent of San Bernardo where we will delve into the history of Salta, as this is one of the oldest buildings in the city. Then we will climb up San Bernardo hill to enjoy fantastic views across Salta from the summit. After admiring the city from above, you'll have the choice between walking back down the hill, or descending on the San Bernardo Cable Car (not included).
At the foot of the hill, we will find the monument to General Güemes, a legendary caudillo military leader who fought in the Argentinian War of Independence against the Spanish. Then we'll head into the Quebrada de San Lorenzo, a lush forest-covered valley, before visiting Salta's Artisan Market, housed in a wonderful 19th-century building, where you will find local hand-crafted products.
From the market, you'll be taken back to your hotel.
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Children under 2 years oldFree
This is a bilingual (English/Spanish) guided tour.
Hotel pick up and drop off.
Transport by bus or minivan.
English and Spanish speaking guide.
Entry to the museums and monuments.
Tickets for the San Bernardo Cable Car (optional).
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up until the previous day (4:00 PM local time) if there are still places available.
You will receive an email with your ticket attached which you must print out and show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).