• La Candela. 3* hotel with small rooms and charming terrace. You can book it here.


  • El Charrua. Great classy grill (parrilla/asado) restaurant.
  • El Solar del Convento. Nice and big restaurant close to the main square Plaza 9 de Julio. Try Argentinean wine!
  • Cafe Van Gogh. Uncomplicated cafe directly at the main square for drinks and food.
  • Doña Salta. Restaurant with traditional food, e.g. Empanadas or Locro soup.
  • Café del Tiempo. Restaurant offering a variety of food with two locations in Salta: Balcarce 901 and General Güemes 202.

Do & See:

  • The MAAM (museum of high altitude archaeology) features the most fascinating Inca mummies. They were discovered on the 6700m high Llullaillaco volcano.
  • Museo Histórico del Norte. Museum giving an overview of the colonial past of the city.
  • The MAC is the museum for contemporary art, free entry.
  • The small flea market at Plaza General Don Martin de Güemes takes place every Saturday.
  • For shopping there are a couple of pedestrian streets going from Plaza 9 de Julio.
  • There are day and half-day trips from Salta to e.g. Cafayate, San Lorenzo or La Caldera. (If looking for a calm retreat in La Caldera Hosteria La Caldera is nice. You can book it here.)



Interested in how we planned the route for a less than a month trip from Lima to Buenos Aires?

Read the article here.