Argentina, one of South America's largest countries with a territory that includes the Andes Mountains, Glacial Lakes, and Pampas grasslands, land traditionally used for grazing its famous cattle. The varied uniqueness of Argentina are many, and they have been passed around by visitors all over the world.
The country is well known for the dance and music of the tango. Its cosmopolitan capital, Buenos Aires, is centered on the Plaza de Mayo, surrounded by imposing 19th-century buildings, such as the Casa Rosada, the iconic presidential palace. The warm personality of its people, friendly, fun, and enthusiastic; the traditional cuisine that ranges from Asado (barbecue) to mate, including local specialties and sweet milk snacks; the traditional dances; not forgetting of the passion for soccer, or the horse games in the countryside that reveal the strong influence of the Spanish culture and the persistence of old traditions; and, of course, the character that each region, was able to maintain and strengthen with the passing of the years.
The northern region of Argentina is made up of six provinces located in the northwest of the country: Jujuy, Salta, La Rioja, Catamarca, Santiago del Estero, and Tucumán.
First of all, it is a geographic region of remarkable contrasts, with extraordinary landscape and cultural richness. The aridity of its Puna; the exuberant forests of its Yungas; its plains of Santiago, almost at sea level, and the 6,800 meters of the Cordillera de Los Andes. There where the earth shows its geological layers, and where every northern landscape frames ancient ruins, fortresses of the Inca period, colonial chapels, cathedrals, and basilicas.
The colorful Calchaquí Valleys, the Train to the Clouds, the Salares, the hot springs, the folklore, the local dishes, and the Torrontés wine. With vineyards located between 1,000 and 3,000 meters above sea level, Salta, Catamarca, and Tucumán make up the famous Calchaquí Valleys. Wines with great varietal character and great concentration are the characteristics that distinguish them in the world.