Hotel Del Antiguo Convento

Caseros 113, Salta, Province of Salta, Northern Argentina, 4400, Argentina | Hotel
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A travel blog entry by graybeard


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


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


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 …


A travel blog entry by graybeard


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 …

Stop in Salta for a rest

A travel blog entry by peterandvivien


The scenery at the start of our journey to Salta was surprisingly flat. We were not well pleased to have to get everything off the bus again at a police post at the first town we came to and have our baggage searched, although we got off far more lightly than local people, most of whom were hauling huge open bags of what appeared to be second-hand …

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