Salta Travel Blog› entry 13 of 34 › view all entries
After a long old journey from Calama and our arrival in Salta, we eventually made it to our original choice of hostel (after the disaster of staying in a total dump the night before!). Salta is know to have one of the most beautful examples of colonial architecture in Argentina, although in truth it wasn´t very different to many of the places that we saw in Peru.
We took the Cable-car up to the highest point of the City, which gave fantastic views of the area. In one direction there was the foot of the Andes, in the other, there was vast flat space as far as the eye could see. The cable car didn´t seem the safest modes of transport as it swayed in the wind and we did half contemplate walking down the hill in the boiling sun, but it would have been a good few miles! It seemed a very pretty and tidy town - very different to San Salvador de Jujuay, which is the poorest area of Argentina which seemed a bit rough in many places. We also visited a pre-Conquistador exhibition which was reasonably interesting, but Salta just seemed to be a fairly relaxed place without too much going-on.
We didn´t have an awful lot lined-up in Salta and we were just waiting for the next bus to Iguazu, which promised to be a spectacular part of our trip.