Known as "Salta La Linda", it's one of the cities in Argentina that has best kept the architectural heritage of the colonial times. Among its buildings there is a mixture of colonial constructions of white walls, red-tile roofs, reservoirs, and a majestic appearance; and modern constructions, within an urban design that includes several parks, among which the San Martín Park stands out. So travel is preferred by many, especially in winter, when temperatures destination and rains are lower.
Salta was founded by spanish conquistadors in 1582 with Hernando de Lerma to the head. The purpose was to facilitate travels between the Viceroyalty of Peru and new possessions that arise by the area of Santiago del Estero. It is said that its location coincides with the trace of the ancient Inca Trail, a road that will have used the Incas Post by Skip on their trips.
The variety and beauty of the landscapes of the area is spectacular: magnificence of its mountains, its valleys, its depressions, the Puna, and the subtropical flora, and fauna preserved in its national parks, are only some of the attractions. One of the windows to the world, is the Train to the Clouds, with its incredible trip to the "La Polvorilla" viaduct, 4,200 masl, which attracts national and international tourism. There are also several towns with monuments and historical places to be visited, as well as debris that evidence the Indian presence.
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