Altos de Balcarce Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking
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... We saw the San Bernando Convent in which the nuns inside take a vow of silence and do not see the public from the minute they walk in the doors at a young age until they die inside the walls. Kinda sad I thought and obviously you can't go inside, but the building is impressive and interesting to learn how some people choose to live. We went to the famous MAAM museum which is a fascinating look at Inca tradition and to ...
... had touched down in Salta, knowing nothing of the place except that most of it was likely to be closed given the time of year we were also expecting a small city so were surprised at the size of it (over a million people) and also that it was pretty darn busy. A short ride to our hotel and we checked in, no AC, sweltering conditions!!
Bags dumped and a quick change before walking a few blocks to the main square, first impressions of Salta ...
... the city showed the unusual coloured churches in the town centre. We then
walked down the 1000 steps to the anthropological museum at the base of the
hill. The museum was well set out but somewhat run down. From there after a
bite for lunch and a coffee at the Argentinean coffee chain called Havana we
headed towards the main plaza. There is a fair few museums around the square.
Our first stop was the contemporary ...
... it.I am having to get used to sightseeing with political undertone!
Back to Salta! It sits on an important trading route onwards to Peru and Bolivia.Since its origin in 1581 it has acted as a “Caravanserai” or “half-way stop” strategically laying on level land and beside a river,it was the ideal place for traders to rest,before hitting the difficult Humahuaca Gorge. The small town then began to grow further as important minerals were found ...
... we stepped into seemed to be run by an 8 year old boy. He explained that there were rooms but there was a fiesta (party) on in the hostel until midnight. We didn't really have many options and agreed. He showed us into what he called a 2 person room but actually there was just a single bed in there. I tried to explain in Spanish that Chase wasn't my boyfriend and we needed 2 beds, he then started pulling one mattress off the bed (2 were layered up) ...