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SALTA

Saturday, June 29th, 2013

Salta province is located in the Northwest of Argentina. It is surrounded by three countries: Chile, Paraguay and Bolivia; and by other six provinces: Jujuy, Tucuman, Chaco, Catamarca, Santiago del Estero and Formosa.

 

Salta is known as “La Linda” (The Beautiful One), because of its amazing scenery together with astonishing geographical diversity.

 

Salta’s geography encompasses the aridity of Puna in the west, as well as subtropical forests, mountains, valleys, and gorges in the northeast.

It is precisely in one of those valleys, “Valle de Lerma” (The Valley of Lerma) that the city of Salta is located.

The weather is temperate during the whole year due to its altitude, 1200 above sea.

 

The City of Salta is known for its Hispanic architecture, characterized by single-story houses as well as narrow streets, and sidewalks highlighted by the green of the surrounding hills.

 

A tour around the city will allow people to discover museums, churches and big old houses that were built during the colonial period.

 

The beautiful climate, a peaceful and relaxed life-style, and friendliness of the people turn Salta into an unforgettable and unique place.

 

HIGHTLIGTS OF THE CITY

The 9th of July Square: where Hernando de Lerma founded the City of Salta in 1582.

 

Basilica Cathedral: the building was constructed in 1858 and has an outstanding altar completely made of gold. Inside the Cathedra are situated the images of the Lord and Virgin of the Miracle, the patron of Salta, together with the mortal remains of general Guemes who was a hero of the war of independence. The place where these remains are buried is called The Pantheon of the Glories of the North.

San Francisco church Salta

SAN FRANCISCO CHURCH

 

The Historic Town Council: it was built just before the foundation of the city and houses the Historical Museum of the North.

 

San Francisco Church and Convent of San Bernardo: it is famous for the remarkable hand carved entrance hall that was built by the original natives of Salta in 1752.

 

Artisian Market: it is an impressive architectural gem where all kinds of handicraft products where offered.

 

San Bernardo’s Hill: at the foot of this hill, is situated the Monument of Guemes.

 

Calle Balcarce (Balcarce Street): this street invites you to enjoy more than 30 pubs, peñas (place where people enjoy local food and shows), restaurants and bars.

 

MAIN TOURISTICS SPOTS 

Villa de San Lorenzo

 

Dique Cabra Corral (Cabra Corral Dam): it is located at 80km (49.71 miles) from Salta city. It is the second most important lake in the country.

 

Cayafate: the most important city in the Calchaqui Valleys. Famous for its wine production and red hills.

CAFAYATE

CAFAYATE

Cachi: it is located at 157km (97.55 miles) from Salta city. In the Valleys one can find th archaeological remains of th Diaguita people, the first dwellers of the area.

 

Parque Nacional Los Cardones (Los Cardones National Park): This park shelters endangered species such as the “vicuñas” (a large South American animal from which soft wool is obtained), the “taruca” or the “huemul del norte” (kind of gray-haired deer). The park’s deserted landscape is astonishing due to its geological formations. They are full of limestone deposits, fish and dinosaur fossil remains and “cardones” (a kind of native cactus). They flower after 20 years of grow.

 

Iruya is located at 316km (196.36 miles) from Salta city. This town, as well as its neighboring ones, has an ancient origin that highlights not only its landscapes but also its cultural and historic values.

 

empanadas and tamales

GASTRONOMIC SPECIALTY

 

Empanadas: the stuff consists of hand chopped beef, hard-boiled eggs, green onions and minced potatoes.

 

Humita: made with fresh corn, fried onions, pumpkin and cheese.

 

Tamal: the first step is to mix together some corn soaked and pounded on a mortar with boiled anco. This is used as the outer layers of a sandwich filled with meat, hard-boiled egg and green onions. All of this is wrapped up in corn leaves and boiled.

 

Locro: a kind of soup with corn, beans, pumpkin, meat and pork.

 

 

From the city of Salta, the main attraction of Argentina’s Northeast is visited. The unmistakable Quebrada de Humahuaca, located in the province of Jujuy, known for its famous “Seven Colors Hill“.

 

Seven Colors Hills

 

Salta is a province with amazing natural beauties. During the day, its landscapes offer beauty and peacefulness. At night, it offers irresistible “peñas”, downtown bars and restaurants.

 

Salta is a mix of the pre-Columbian roots and Argentine history. You will be captivated by its humble people.

 

We invite you to see it and re-discover it.

Argentina Tours | El Calafate, Wonder Of The World

Monday, February 25th, 2013
Panoramic view, Calafate, Argentina

¨Panoramic view, Calafate, Argentina

Among steppe fields and massive glaciers, on the shores of the Argentino Lake and the foot of the Cerro Calafate, lies the charming tourist town of El Calafate. It is a city known around the world for its proximity to the Glacier National Park, just 80 kilometers, created in 1937 to preserve this unique ecosystem in the world where rapid rivers, cold lakes and recognized hills (El Chalten, for example) make a landscape of great value. This heavenly spot was declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1981.

 

El Calafate, also known as the Glacier National Capital, offers a number of museums and experiences directly linked to these magnanimous frozen structures (with the Perito Moreno Glacier as the star) that are part of what is known as “ice fields” in the mountainous southern tip of our continent.

 

Catamaran, Calafate, Argentina

Catamaran, Calafate, Argentina

The adventure of traveling the icy waters of the southern shore of the Argentino Lake is renewed aboard the unique cruises that offer the possibility of sleeping inside the national park, and enjoying the tranquility of this natural environment.

 

With ice walls of about 60 meters high (216.5 ft) on average, the Upsala and Perito Moreno Glaciers are two of the main attractions of the region, as well as the Spegazzini with an area of 66 km2 (7.1042+ft2) and a front to up 135 meters (442.9 ft), the highest in the park.

 

Catamaran, Calafate, Argentina

Catamaran, Calafate, Argentina

 

 

 

The ride known as “The Spirit of the Glaciers” has ports in different strategic locations of each place in order to observe closely the flora and fauna that inhabit the lake, and allows you to learn a little more about the evolution and importance of these impressive ice walls.

 

 

 

 

 

DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THE GLACIARUM AND GLACIOBAR?

 

Glaciarum, the Museum of Patagonian Ice, which is located 6 kilometers from El Calafate shows the amazing sound of the Perito Moreno landslides.

 

These are some of the proposals in the museum, which is equipped with the latest technology dedicated to exploring and revealing scientific facts while caring for the glaciers.

GlacioBar, Calafate
Glacio Bar

The GlacioBar is one of the most-visited attractions of the Glaciarium Museum. For its constant temperature of 10°C below zero (14°F), it is only permitted to remain in the bar for 25 minutes.

 

 

HOW TO GET THERE?

From Buenos Aires: 4 flights a day departing from Ezeiza International Airport and Jorge Newbery Metropolitan Airport

The Iguazu Falls were distinguished by TripAdvisor users

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

This well-known website granted the Iguazu Falls the highest possible socre for a touristic spot based on its quality standards.

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor travel network

 

The Iguazu National Park was included in the exclusive club of top destinations.

According to TripAdvisor, this distinction “represents the review from travelers around the world who were in the Argentine park. They are recommending and giving a score to the Iguazu Falls as one of the best places to visit, granting the highest mark: Excellent“.

Iguazu Falls, Argentina

Iguazu Falls, Argentina

 

 

The Devil´s Throat and walks under the Full Moon Tour were considered as unique in the world landscapes.

Full Moon tour

Full Moon tour, Iguazu Falls, Argentina

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TripAdvisor is the largest travel network in the world, with 50 million visitors each month, more than 60 million reviews and comments, in addition to being used by tourists from around the world to plan their holidays.

 

 

 

 

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Book Fair Buenos Aires

Sunday, July 18th, 2010

The International Book Fair of Buenos Aires, known as “Feria del Libro“, is the biggest of its kind in the Spanish speaking world. It takes place from April 22nd to May 10th and is considered to be one the most important cultural and editorial events, serving as a meeting place among authors, editors, librarians, scientists, teachers and over 1.200.000 readers from different corners of the world.


The International Book Fair of Buenos Aires sets the beginning of the cultura year. Publishing houses launch their new books and authors visit the fair for the ritual of book signing, a very attractive moment for those who wish to be close to their favourite writer, such as Marcos Aguinis, Poldy Bird, Bernardo Stamateas, Martín Redrado, Ema Wolf, Alessandro Baricco (Italian), Fernando Vallejo (Colombian), Enrique Vila-Matas y Javier Moro (Spanish), the American novelist John Katzenbach and the French David Le Breton, among many others.

There are 1.305 direct and indirect exhibitors, who show stands distributed in La Rural, the place where many big fairs and exhibitions take place in Buenos Aires.
This is the 36th year of the Feria del Libro. This year its theme is “celebrate with books 200 years of stories” to commemorate Argentina’s bicentennial. That is the reason why there were so many books both of Argentine and foreign authors dedicated to such an important event, seeking to produce an impact that goes beyond Evita, Tango and San Telmo, which are well known Argentine icons.

Big numbers of visitors marked a strong increase on sales in the main stands and the huge number of public confirmed; once again, that is cultural event gathers lots of people.

Regarding the Book Fair for Children and teens opens its doors from July 17th to the 31st, it has more that 100 exhibitors who encourage education and culture in the younger generations. For over 20 years now, this fair suggests learning and having fun hand in hand with culture.

There are drama, radio, painting and writing workshops. Moreover, Discovery Kids, one of the most popular stands, has Doky the dog as a guest. He is in charge of entertaining and making the little ones happy.

 

 

 

 

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Maradona, Messi and the South Africa World Cup 2010

Sunday, June 27th, 2010

The world stops. Over 6.000 million people from 5 continents will be waiting. The celebration of football is about to begin.

This sporting even is held once every four years since 1930 -except in 1942 and 1946 due to the Second World War – after a hard classification in which 200 nations participate, only 32 countries manage to get in, drive by the same passion, the same objective: to become the best team in the world. To win.

♦ Ranking of winners of the FIFA World Cup:

Brazil is the most successful team with 5 victories.

Italy, the current champion, won 4 trophies.

Germany achieved vitctory 3 times.

Argentina and Uruguay have won 2 times.

England and France have been champions just once.

♦ Maradona and the goal of the century

Mexico was the host country of the World Cup in 1986. Argentina moved forward and no team could stop her, mostly because of Diego Armando Maradona´s talent. In the last quarter, the Argentinian team was confronted by England, one of its most traditional rivals, especially after the Malvinas War in 1982.

The match stood out for two of the most remembered goals in the history of football. Maradona scored a goal with his hand (known as “the hand of God”), and the other he  advanced 62 (203 ft)  meters in only 10 seconds, leaving 6 English players behind, before he scored the famous “Goal of the century”

The final match was between Germans and Argentinians in the Estadio Azteca before over 110.000 spectators.

In Mexico ´86 Diego Armando Maradona received the Golden Ball award and in Italy ´90 he received the Bronze Ball award.

♦ Messi, the best football player

Lionel Andrés Messi, commonly known as Leo Messi, is an Argentine footballer, who currently plays for Barcelona Football Club (popularly knows as Barça) and the Argentine national team. Considered as one of the best football players of his generation and frequently cited as the world’s best contemporary player, Messi has received several Ballon d’Or and FIFA World Player of the Year nominations by the age of 21 and won both by the age of 22.

♦ Maradona and Messi… Is it just a coincidence?

During the 2006/2007 season, Lionel Messi scored two goals which were very similar to Diego Armando Maradona´s scored goals againts England in the 1986 World Cup in Mexico.

During a Copa del Rey semi-final against Getafe, Leo Messi beat the same number of players (6 including the goalkeeper) ran for about 62 metres (203 ft) and scored the second goal for his team. The world’s sports press drew comparisons with Maradona’s famous “Goal of the Century”.

Because of his playing style and ability he was compared to football legend Diego Maradona, who himself declared Messi his “successor”.

Fuente: Wikipedia

 

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