The Argentine Northwest brings us closer to our ancient culture, the native, the folcklore, to the roots, although mine are in Italy, I’m identifying more with the NOA to the Piedmont countryside. Maybe it’s the passing of many heroes in these parts, so many years of culture, cities with much history, rooted traditions and conservative societies. We have been traveling 2 days ago from Buenos Aires. It crossed the warm Santiago del Estero and we spent the night in San Miguel de Tucuman, we began to move into what will be the Calchaquies Valleys, the road is very winding and very thick vegetation. We are climbing up to the 2000 mts. a The landscape is changing significantly, we went from a lush forest, where stands the Monument to the Indian sculptor Calchaqui tucumano Enrique Prat Gay, clear and colorful meadows. The first stop we made in Moll, a small village on the south bank of the La Angostura dam that highlights the Archaeological Reserve The menhirs. There are hundreds of these Stone exponents Tafi culture, each worked with different expressions and sizes.
The Mollar: ancient stone structures crossing the dam we’re almost to Tafi del Valle, our home for a few days, we sat in the cabin we rented and went out to enjoy this beautiful summer villa. The climate of this region is a special guest, and that is stable and pleasant throughout the year. Tafi del Valle Sunset in just a few days The National Cheese Festival, held each February in Tafi, so we can see and taste the typical food pascanas selling as soup, humitas, homemade sausages and desserts like cayote , alfajores of capital and, of course, the famous cheese tafinisto. This soup: unable to pass through this region without We enjoy a tour of the picturesque town center and the exhibition of Tafi, where they excel, and throughout the Northwest, the crafts of the area. A ride through the landscapes that surround the area guided by a cowboy, it is imperative to discover the beautiful surroundings natural. At night there is always some pain, to share and enjoy the music and the typical food of this region. The next day we visited the Jesuit Museum of the Band, which operates a historical museum, archaeological and religious art, the richness of its heritage and the building is one of the largest in the NOA. Stay In The Rooms are the only cheese that is still produced using the original recipe left by the Jesuits in the seventeenth century.
As of this town despedidaa us energized and dazzles us with its landscapes, in the afternoon, we went to the Angostura Dam, where you can enjoy water sports and relax with a breathtaking sunset. The next morning we journey to the Valley Calchaquies and stopped at The Exchange, an archaeological site, which contains the presence of indigenous architectural forms, made of stone, built between 300 BC and 800 of the current era. We’re getting to Amaicha Valley, to follow to the ruins of Quilmes and Cafayate in Salta, but that is another trip recommend to stay in Tafi del Valle, and.