The Northwest Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in The Northwest - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Salta 13

Cafayate 11

San Salvador de Jujuy 9

Humahuaca 4

Tilcara 4

Purmamarca 4

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Basílica Menor y Convento San Francisco

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Every salteño 's soul belongs to the landmark St. Francis Church and Convent, with its white pillars and bright terra-cotta-and-gold...


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The whitewashed town hall, first constructed in 1582 and rebuilt many times since, used to house Salta's municipal government. Not only...

Casa de Hernández/Museo de la Ciudad

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The City Museum is in Casa de Hernández, an 1879 neocolonial house. The ground floor displays an exceptional collection of musical instruments...

Catedral Basílica de Salta

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The city's 1882 neoclassical cathedral fronts the central plaza. It's notable for the enormous frescoes portraying the four gospel writers...

Convento de San Bernardo

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Salta's oldest religious building served as a chapel first, then a hospital. Today it is home to a cloistered order of Carmelite nuns.

Museo Folclórico Pajarito Velarde

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The two rooms of this museum are stuffed with curiosities and background information pertaining to Guillermo "Pajarito" Velarde Mors—the...

Museo Presidente José Evaristo Uriburu

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Fine examples of late-colonial architecture—an interior courtyard, thick adobe walls, a reed-and-tile roof—abound in this simple...

Museo de Arte Contemporáneo

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In a privileged position on a corner of Plaza 9 de Julio, the Contemporary Art Museum has a "Museum of the Year" award from the Association...

Museo de Arte Etnico Americano Pajcha

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The small, private Museum of Ethnic American Art Pajcha contains interesting artifacts and illustrations from the pre-Columbian world...

Museo de Bellas Artes

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The Fine Arts Museum's collection of colonial-era religious works includes figures from Argentina's Jesuit missions as well as Cuzco-style...