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PLACES TO SEE
- Museo Arqueologico: This private museum is a collection from the excavation done by archaeologist Rodolfo Bravo and is worth visiting to check out the ceramics, from the black and gray wares of the Candelaria and Aguada cultures to late Diaguita and Inca pottery.
- Museo de la vid y El vino: Set in the grounds of the old museum known as "La Encantada Winery”, this is a dedicated wine museum which defines the unique characteristics of Calchaquies Valleys and its ultimate wines.
- Museo de Vitivinicultura: Here you can explore the range of antique wine making equipment and displays a detailed history of local wine production. It is a part of the Bodega Encantada winery.
- Iglesia Nuetla Senora del Rosario: This simple church is located opposite the main square of Cafayate, built between 1890 and 1895. This is one of the three Argentina’s churches with five ships. The center is a bit wider than the rest and it is chaired by the patron saint of Cafayate, Our Lady of the Rosary.
- Ruinas de Los Quilmes: The ruins of Quilmes, as they are known, belonged to the Calchaquí natives who settled on the hillsides and on the mountain range called Calchaquí, from which the tribes got their name: Quilmes and Calchaqui. They still enclose a breathtaking view of a stone fortress and traces of old civilization.
- Rio Colorado: This is an amazing hike which begins at a distance of around 6 kilometers from the centre of the town and you will be able to explore more if you get a local guide. The hike includes five scenic waterfalls and the water is fresh and clean both to swim and drink.
- Quebrada de Cafayate: Valley famous for rock formations caused due to the erosion of wind and soil. There are amazing rock formations like the Giant, the Obelisk, the Priest and the Frog, the sinking Titanic. The most alluring one is the devil’s throat which is a home to a gigantic natural amphitheatre with 45 degrees cut that provides ample space to climb and is a spectacular sight.
- You can taste the incredible local produce Torrontes (white) and Malbec (red) wine at any of the wine yards and also shop for them at a cheaper price. The goat cheese at Cabras de Cafayate is also a must try.
Below we have a list of things to do in Cafayate and the places where you want to spend the best moments of your trip. At the same time, the city offers you the best neighborhoods to explore and new foods to try.
This list should help you in deciding and prioritizing what you should plan on your Cafayate getaway. Find a mix of must-see tourist spots, underrated local hangouts, and maybe even a few new experiences you can try out.
Make the most of your trip to Cafayate with confidence.