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The English-speaking staff at the provincial tourism office, Secretar├şa de Turismo de Salta, has lots of information on both the province and city (daily 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Buenos Aires 93, Tel: 431-0950/ 0640, Fax: 431-0716, E-mail:, URL: It has a branch office at the telef├ęrico station, just near the bus terminal (daily 10 a.m.-7 p.m. San Mart├şn and Yrigoyen). Another place to stop for information is the municipal tourism office (Caseros 711, Tel: 437-3340, E-mail:, URL: Other useful websites are: and The national park service has two offices in Salta: one for Parque Nacional Copo (Santa Fe 23, Tel: 431-0255, E-mail: and the other for El Rey and Barit├║ national parks (Espa├▒a 366, piso 3, Tel: 431-2683). Other important agencies are Policia Tur├şstica (Mitre 23, Tel: 421-2791), Gendarmer├şa Nacional (Los Alamos s/n, Tel: 439-0100) and Direcci├│n Nacional de Migraciones (Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Maip├║ 35, Tel: 4220438). Consulates include Belgium (Pellegrini 835, Tel: 423-4252), Bolivia (Boedo 34, Tel: 421-1040), Chile (Santiago del Estero 965, Tel: 4311857), France (Santa Fe 156, Tel: 4314726), Germany (C├│rdoba 902, Tel: 4216525), Italy (Santiago del Estero 497, Tel: 4321532) and Paraguay (Moreno 38, Tel:432-1401).


Most banks' hours are Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-2 p.m. All have 24-hour ATMs. On Espa├▒a, between Plaza 9 de Julio and Balcarce are Banco Franc├ęs / BBVA, HSBC, Citi and other banks. Citi (Espa├▒a and Balcarce) changes US dollars, Euros and travelers checks (American Express, Citibank, in US dollars or Euros) for international clients. Also on this block are casas de cambio Dinar (Monday-Friday 9 a.m.,-1:30 p.m., 5-8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Mitre 101; US dollars, Euros, and Chilean, Bolivian and Brazilian currencies; US dollar American Express travelers checks) and Masventas (Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Espa├▒a 610; US dollars, Euros, and Chilean and Brazilian currencies; US dollar, Euro American Express travelers checks, poor rates). The rate for Chilean pesos is poor in Salta. Banco de la Naci├│n exchanges US dollars, Euros and American Express travelers checks, and is a Western Union agent (Mitre 151, and Belgrano). Moneygram wires may be picked up at Banci Ita├║ (Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Mitre 270).

Keeping in Touch

The post office is two blocks from Plaza 9 de Julio (Monday-Friday 8 a.m-1 p.m., 5-8 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Deán Funes 160). Take any package weighing over 50 grams (1.75 oz) to Aduanas (Monday-Friday 8:30-11 a.m. España 394, piso 2). Telecom centers are located throughout downtown; many have both phone and internet services. Internet costs $0.80-1.60 per hour; Skype is common.


The main public health facilities are Hospital San Bernardo (Dr. Mariano Boedo 69, Tel: 432-0300) and Hospital Materno Infantil (children's hospital) (Av Sarmiento 625, Tel: 421-3701). Pharmacies are easy to find, especially along La Florida. They follow the de turno system. Farmacia Catedral has 24-hour service and delivers (Caseros 745, Tel: 431-6209 / 431-5978).

18 Aug 2011

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