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Salta

22 Nov

Our next main stop from Jujuy was Iguazu Falls, however it is located on the other side of the country. So we decided to head to Salta for a night, take in the sights there and then catch a bus to Resistencia, from where we would either go up through Paraguay or around it and straight to Iguazu.

We took FlechaBus for 52 pesos each and 3 hours later we arrived at the main bus terminal, where almost instantly we were approached by hostel promoters. One of them offered us a good price for a private room with breakfast and free taxi transfer despite the fact it was located just 5 minutes from the terminal. As we were heading back out the next day the Posada del Parque seemed a good choice and surprisingly it turned out to be a very nice small boutique hostel.

As we had time, we spend the afternoon walking around the town and taking in the sights. Salta is most known for the colonial buildings and it is quite a pretty town with big parks and plazas, pretty churches and plenty of restored old buildings. It also has quite a cosmopolitan feel to it.

Salta - cafe at the plaza 9 de Julio

Salta - characteristic building of Hotel Colonial

Salta - colourful facade of the San Francisco church

The next morning we headed to the cable car, or teleferico, for a view of the town from high up. The ride was only 10 minutes and the tickets were 20 pesos each to go up. The nice thing about the cable car was that you could opt for just a one way ticket and walk back into town. Again, the location of our hostel was perfect for this as it was only a few blocks away.

Salta - panorama of the city from the Teleferico

I think if you are travelling this way in Argentina then Salta is worth a stopover, I am not sure we would have chosen to spend a couple of days there but it has a nice vibe to break up your bus journey and stretch your legs.

 
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