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 12

San Salvador de Jujuy 9

La Rioja 4

San Miguel de Tucuman 4

Humahuaca 4

Tilcara 4

Purmamarca 4

Chilecito 2

Parque Nacional Talampaya and Parque Provincial Ischigualasto 2

Amaicha 2

Tafi del Valle 1

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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...

Bodega Colomé

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Remote wineries are one thing, Bodega Colomé is something else altogether. Yet finally arriving at this world-class spot puts the miles...

Casa de Gobierno

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The 1907 Casa de Gobierno (Government House) fronts the plaza on San Martín and contains the provincial government offices. A first-floor...

Cerro de Siete Colores

  • Geological Site

Looming above Purmamarca is the brightly tinted Cerro de Siete Colores (Hill of Seven Colors). Look closely and see if you can find all...

Museo de Árqueología de Alta Montaña

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The fascinating Museum of High Mountain Archaeology (MAAM) holds the mummified remains of three children born into nobility—ages 6,...

Museo en los Cerros

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You'll find this surprising photograph gallery by following a stony road that runs alongside the River Huichaira up into the mountains.

Piattelli Vineyards

  • Winery/Brewery/Distillery

The first winery in Cafayate to be constructed with tourism in mind, Piattelli caused a bit of a flurry with locals when it opened in...

Plaza General Belgrano

  • Plaza/Square/Piazza

Orange trees and vendors populate the central square, which is surrounded by colonial buildings—including the imposing government palace.

Pucará de Tilcara

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Set on a hill above the left bank of the Río Grande, this fortified, pre-Inca pucará (settlement) is the best-preserved of several...

Quebrada de Humahuaca

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About 60 km (37 miles) north of San Salvador de Jujuy, the inimitable Ruta 9 runs into the Quebrada de Humahuaca—a craggy, riotously...


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