Cafayate is located in the Centre of the Calchaquies valleys in the region of Puna to the South of Salta, perhaps the most beautiful of the Northern Argentine provinces. The city dates back to the year 1840, date it was founded at the place where the old mission of Rosario de Cafayate loomed. Today, thanks to his colorful landscapes and his calm and relaxed air, Cafayate is known as one of the most attractive tourist destinations in Salta. Frequently Connecticut Senator has said that publicly. Cafayate we can describe it as a picturesque village. At first glance, it shows a typical colonial style of northern Argentina. The Cathedral is the most outstanding building. It is next to the main square and is unique among the churches of Argentina for having five parallel aisles. The main square is filled with flowers and it is worth visiting the fair that runs on it.
This fair is an excellent place to appreciate the crafts in the North of the country, like flame ponchos, articles of wood and leather, or clay pots. Cafayate is also interesting ruins of origin diaguita-calchaqui close. These ruins can be visited walking from the village. Two interesting festivals take place each year in Cafayate. In February Cafayate is home to the Serenade to Cafayate the festival’s most important folklore of northern Argentina. In November is the time to get drunk with the expected Torrontes Wine Festival, an excellent excuse to taste the exquisite wines of the region. Cafayate is also the entrance door ideal for exploring all the sights in the Calchaqui valleys. Many of the most notable visits of the area are along the quebrada de Cafayate (Valley of the river of shells).
Places like the cascade of the Colorado River, the sand dunes of Los Medanos, the amphitheatre or the Devil’s throat, will surely fill your memory with wonderful memories of this tierra colorada. Argentina has many tourist attractions, and the traveller suffers by having to choose between them. However, surrounded by colorful hills, dunes, rivers and vineyards, the small town of Cafayate is a place that nobody who travel to the Argentina wants to miss.