|Street in Salta|
Before my trip to Quebrada de Humahuaca I spent one day in Salta. I felt good in the city. It was small enough to relax and feel cozy, but big enough to get lost in the streets. I enjoyed walking around with no destination.
Monday turned rainy and windy which I did not like at all. More likely because I left my warm clothes at home. So basically either I had to keep on walking to stay warmed up, or I was jumping from one building to another.
From the center I went up to the top of the San Bernard Hill which had a beautiful view on Salta and the surroundings. The best is to go up to the hill with a cable railway from the San Martín Park. Thanks to my host, Juan, we made it by car.
|Salta from a bird's view from the San Bernard Hill|
In the center of Salta the first destination was the Municipality on the main square and the historical museum inside. I really liked the exhibition, which told about the history of Salta.
In the 19th century, because of the conscious reconstruction, for a period there were more two-floored buildings in Salta than in Buenos Aires.
|The Municipality from inside with the historical exhibition|
|Municipality of Salta from outside|
In the centre I also visited the Catedral, and a few blocks away the San Francisco Church and the Carmelita's Convent.
|The pink Catedral on the main square|
|San Francisco Church|
If you are in Salta, you can find some well-preserved, typical houses of the region. Usually they have beautiful graven balconies on the corner.
|Typical house in Salta|