Provincia de Salta Off The Beaten Path

  • The old train station
    The old train station
    by GentleSpirit
  • outside of Alemania
    outside of Alemania
    by GentleSpirit
  • just outside of the town
    just outside of the town
    by GentleSpirit

Provincia de Salta Off The Beaten Path

  • Alemania

    This is a good example of the importance of the train coming through a town, bringing goods and people. The town of Alemania is about 99 km from Salta (Capital city) on Route 68, near the Quebrada de Conchas. The first thing most spanish speakers will notice is the name of the Town. Alemania, which means Germany. It is likely that the town was...

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  • Dinosaurs in Salta Province

    "Salta's lizard" (Saltasaurus loricatus) was first described by two paleontologists, Dr. Jose Bonaparte and Jaime Powell, from fossils found in Salta Province. These were found in the Lecho Formation, which is located near Estancia El Brete in the south of the Province. This formation has also yielded several other significant finds.Saltasaurus...

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  • Museo Pachamama and Amaicha del Valle

    Pachamama is a goddess revered by the indigenous people of the Andes. Pachamama is usually translated as ‘Mother Earth’. Pachamama and Inti are the most benevolent deities and are worshiped in parts of the Andean Mountains. In Inca mythology, Mama Pacha or Pachamama is a fertility goddess who presides over planting and harvesting. She causes...

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  • Salinas Grandes – an absolute highlight

    Las Salinas Grandes are salt pans on the border between the provinces of Jujuy and Salta with an exposed surface of over 12,000 hectares of salt and is the 3rd largest salt lake in the world at an altitude of almost 3500 m. The salt deposits come from the evaporation of an interior sea, under the effect of the drought. The water still lies under a...

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  • Jujuy – Salta: La Cornisa, a scenic...

    ‘Ruta 9’, or La Cornisa as it is called also, is the former highway between the cities of Jujuy and Salta. I highly recommend driving this road at least one time going to or coming from the North. It is a narrow and winding road and will take more time than the modern freeway, but it is a beautiful drive (and yes, we are on holiday). We took La...

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  • Quebrada de Las Conchas

    Surreal landscape of the Quebrada de Las Conchas will sure make a lasting impression on you. A very good paved road from Salta to Cafayate will take you there.Warning: during the summer your journey may be interrupted by streams of water brought back to life by rains in the mountains. We managed to ford one on an Chevrolet Corsa, so should you (I...

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