Misiones, name of the Argentine province that is home to one of the country’s most cherished natural treasures, Iguazu Falls, literally means ‘missions’. The simple name accurately reflects its early history. For 200 years the Jesuits held settlements in the region, then known as reducciones in an effort to educate and bring the word of God […]
Each Argentine province is beautiful in its own right, but the province of Mendoza, in particular, attracts thousands of visitors every year, most of which come thirsting for one of two things: the rich wine or the spectacular adventure sports. The province is huge, and there’s plenty to see and do, so if you only […]
Founded in 1582, Salta City is famous for its well-preserved colonial architecture, one of the reasons the capital of the province of the same name is known as Salta “la Linda” (“the Beautiful”). But Salta is a lot more than just a pretty face. History buffs have the chance to dig deeper into the region’s […]
Picture what you know about Mendoza, and the images that will most likely pop into your mind feature miles upon miles of green, leafy vineyards and the snow-capped Andes mountains, firm sentinels standing guard in the backdrop. This is precisely what you’d see in the areas surrounding the city of Mendoza, the capital of the province of the […]
On Jan. 14, 1897, Matthias Zurbriggen reached the summit of the Aconcagua, the first of many to conquer the Stone Sentinel, the translation for its Quechua name, Ackon Cahuak. While it is, indeed, an admirable feat, and one that several embark upon every year, it’s not necessary to have such a lofty goal to enjoy the Aconcagua’s […]
The Argentine Northwest has been blessed with a geography that is as unique as it is stunningly beautiful. From otherworldly salt flats to a railroad track that cuts across the rugged mountains, the scenery is rich and varied, and the photos you’ll snap unlike any you’ll take anywhere else in the world. Whether you’re an amateur or seasoned photographer, these are the photo ops you won’t want to miss in Salta.