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Plaza 9 de Julio

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The heart of Salta

Beautiful central square in the heart of Salta, place of meeting, rest, and starting point of any activity for tourists and visitors. Surrounded by restaurants, and beginning of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
La Paz, Bolivia
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the main square in Salta - it includes the Cathedral, El Cabildo, shops, restaurants, the Museum of High Altitude, the American cultural centre and so on. Go upstairs in MacDonalds for an interesting view of one side of the square - and enjoy a mocha frappuccino while you are there!

Thank MRS565
La Paz, Bolivia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful central square in the heart of Salta, place of meeting, rest, and starting point of any activity for tourists and visitors. Surrounded by restaurants, and beginning of pedestrian shopping streets, this square is very nice and quiet, full of pigeons, where you can relax and have a cup of coffe o glass of beer..

Thank scriales
Cranbrook, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Make your way here to the heart of town and take a while to sit in the shade and watch the world go by. From here it is not far to find a coffee, beer or meal or step into the adjacent Cathedral. ATM points are close by and an abundance of taxis and shops

Thank John D
Armenia, Colombia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

I recommend a visit at 6pm - 7pm to this place. I visited on a Saturday evening. It's the first time I've heard and seen a plaza's church's bells being rung. There were about 3 persons involved in this activity and the music from it was quite unique. Also, the park had a working water fountain with potable water at... More 

Thank Karlzz
San Rafael, Argentina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

It is THE square in the city! It contains and is surrounded by cafes, restaurants and souvenier shops! Great place to sit on a bench and people watch!

Thank Ana L
The Bay Area
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

The perfect place for people watching while having a coffee or a beefstake. You are very likely to see a local parade, all of them pass the square. Can easily imagine how it used to be 300 years ago.

Thank cuckatoo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

If in Salta you will go here - hard not to! It's lovely to walk through day and night. Fountains and trees special.

Thank Sarah and David H
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Just like most cities in South America, Salta has a picturesque main square. Nice bars & restaurants. Pleant of photo opportunities

Thank Garry M
Larchmont, New York, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

Lovely town center and square. Plaza 9 de Julio could use some TLC as it looks dated. Several men were chasing us to get our shoes polished, there is a lot of poverty in and around Salta. Do not eat the oranges on the trees in the central square, they are extremely sour.

Thank Ulya K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

Spanish colonial at its best. Very clean and not touristy at all. It's pleasant to sit here and people watch. Most of the main musuems and churches in Salta are here or near the square. It is wise to choose your accommodation close to here. Many night markets in side streets of the square. Safe and good atmosphere.

Thank asiantravelgirl

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