In pre-Colombian times, before the discovery and the conquest, the mountainous surroundings of Cafayate were inhabited by Diaguita Indian settlings. This town, in the middle of the Calchaquíes Valleys of the Province of Salta is world wide known for the quality of its wines, the mildness of its climate, the kindness of its people, and the beauty of its landscapes. Without any doubt, the enchantment of this beautiful, and important town within the Calchaquí circuit, can be fully enjoyed walking around its streets, admiring the matchless architecture of its Cathedral, the main square full of trees and flowers, the picturesque old stone mill, and the museums full of history and tradition.
Besides, the close contact with nature if reflected in the impressive Cascades of the Colorado River, the attractive sunsets from the Santa Teresita Hill, in the white, flamboyant, sands of the dunes, and in the unforgettable Quebrada de Cafayate (Cafayate Depression), or the De la Concha River (River of the Shell), with its peculiar shapes and colors, where the wind has acted as a handy sculptor pres enting the traveler with spectacles of outstanding beauty.
The visit to the vineyards and wine tasting is one of the main attractions. Delicate red, rosé, and white wines can be tasted; and you can visit the huge vineyards to have an insight into the secrets of the viniculture.Finally, in this town, one of the most important festivals of the folk music of the North West of Argentina is celebrated, the Serenata de Cafayate (Cafayate Serenade). nata a Cafayate, uno de los festivales de folklore más importantes de todo el Noroeste Argentino.
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