Capital City-Salta the beautifulIt is the capital of the province of the same name. The fact that Salta is a city of 500,000 people is easily forgotten when you walk through the center and its quiet, narrow 18th century streets filled with wooden balconies and single-story houses. Lying on the Lerma Valley, Salta is the capital city of the homonimous province. It is situated in one of the most fertile and nicest sites ever created by nature in this region. It is located at 1,187 meters above sea level, at the bottom of Mounts 20 de Febrero and San Bernardo. Summer is mild and Winter is warm and dry, with records of an annual average temperature of 22ºC, which makes the city an ideal place to live or visit. "El Aybal " airport, 9 km away from the city through National Route Nº 51, connects Salta to Buenos Aires, Córdoba, Tucumán, Jujuy, and other cities. International flights operate from time to time. One can also get to the city through National Routes Nº 9 and Nº 34.
Salta la Linda ("Salta the Beautiful") is a city with the best preserved colonial architecture in Argentina.