San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca, is the capital of the Province of the same name. It is characterized for being located in the middle of hills and for its houses with colonial charm, It is outstanding for buildings, such as Nuestra Señora de la Vírgen del Valle Cathedral and the Plaza 25 de Mayo.
In addition, it is surrounded by natural areas with beautiful landscapes, where all kinds of outdoor activities can be realized. Petroglyphs and archaeological museums are other attractions, such as the Adrían Quiroga, where there are remains of the cultures that lived in this zone, such as the diaguitas.
In Catamarca, there are thermal springs, with therapeutical waters to treat illness or simply to relax and to be enjoyed. Catamarca has reservoirs, like El Juncal, where nautical sport can be realized.
Attractions: Architecture, museums, archaeology, handicraft, gastronomy, natural areas, thermal spring.
Activities: Trekking, excursions, camping, religious tourism, historical tourism, cultural tourism, nautical sport.
How to get there: All year long.
When to go:
By land, through National Road 30. Airway, to Felipe Varela Airport.
Weather: Temperate continental.
Services: Transportation, accommodations, food, excursions.
Surroundings: Tinogasta, Termas de Fiambala, Cuesta del Portezuelo.