Hotel Del Antiguo Convento

Caseros 113, Salta, Province of Salta, Northern Argentina, 4400, Argentina | Hotel
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    Travel Blogs from Salta

    Salta

    A travel blog entry by graybeard on Oct 20, 2013

    1 comment, 24 photos

    A half a block from my hotel is the oldest building in Salta, the Convento de San Bernardo, built in the late 16th century. A hospital was attached to it and eventually it fell into disrepair. It was rebuilt in 1844 to house the Orden de Carmelo. I wasn't allowed inside since I couldn't convince anybody I'm a Carmelite Nun.

    I was …

    Back to the Mountains

    A travel blog entry by graybeard on Oct 22, 2013

    1 comment, 21 photos

    There's a well-known train that goes from Salta to the little altiplano town of San Antonio de los Cobres called the Tren a las Nubes, the train to the clouds. (I should note that, although I'm using the word "altiplano" because it's more familiar, the word used in Argentina is "puna". Both refer to the high altitude plains.) The train follows the …

    Indian Territory

    A travel blog entry by graybeard on Oct 21, 2013

    2 comments, 47 photos

    I signed up for a tour for today up into the mountains and the "altiplano" (the high plain) north of Salta. The ultimate destination is the little town of Humahuaca, a town populated mostly by a Quechua speaking Indian population, but there are a number of stops on the way there.

    There were about 25 people in a big tourist bus so it was a …

    Quilmes

    A travel blog entry by graybeard on Oct 19, 2013

    2 comments, 26 photos

    Today is my last day in Cafayate. This afternoon I take the bus to Salta. Before I leave I wanted to take a tour to Quilmes, the ruins of the largest pre-Columbian Indian settlement in Argentina. The tour agency required a minimum number of people and when I first inquired I was the only one wanting that tour. At the last minute the necessary …

    Red Wine and Empadramas

    A travel blog entry by laura_and_james on Apr 25, 2013

    20 photos

    ... a few wines we got an early night.

    Cafayate and the surrounding region is said to grow some of South America's best wine. And so with this in mind we set out the next morning to explore some of the local bodegas and vineyards. Besides some good wine tastings it was interesting to look around some of the old establishments and also seeng the process from grape to glass. The highlight of the day though had to be lunch where we ...

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