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Visiting Chicoana - Entertainment Salta - Argentina

Chicoana is a small, old-fashioned colonial town, founded in the late 16th century. Surrounded by mountains, Chicoana is worth visiting for its old houses, treed plaza and its many festivals. Every February, the town celebrates Carnaval, and every July, since 1983, Argentine artists have been gathering in Chicoana for the Festival del Tamal, to celebrate the corn-based regional dish. During the Fiestas Patronales in July, Chicoana celebrates the town's patron saint, Virgen Carmen, with dances and musical performances. On August 1, the town celebrates the Fiesta del Tabaco (Tobacco Festival). Travelers can watch the procession make its way through town. Stay at Finca Los Los ( or at the campsite on the edge of town, and Chicoana is a good base for exploring the Valle Encantado (Enchanted Valley) and the Escoipe Gorge. Chicoana is 47 kilometers southeast of Salta. From Salta, take the Ruta Nacional 68, followed by Ruta Nacional 33.


Salta, Argentina

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Folkloric dance, Parade, Concert hall

Getting There
Chicoana is in the Valle de Lerma, accessed by National Route 68 and by the Provincial Route 33. City bus Línea 5 “Cerrillos-Chicoana” departs from in front of the teleférico (Avenida San Martín and Avenida Yrigoyen) (frequent 5:30 a.m.-12:30 a.m. daily, last return 1 a.m.; $0.90). Some Salta tour agencies offer excursions to Chicoana.

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Visit the city’s many museums, plazas and churches. Take a hike up to Cerro San Bernado. Make a day outing to Dique Cabra Corral for some wild watersports, or get your adrenaline rushing by going rafting or horseback riding.

Currencies accepted
Argentine Peso

11 Aug 2010

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