Monumento General Martín Miguel de Güemes, Salta

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If Argentine history interests you, plan a stop at Monumento General Martín Miguel de Güemes. The monument is dedicated to General Martin Miguel de Guemes, a hero of Argentine independence and governor of Salta Province. The imposing monument showcases a statue of the general on top and additional details on the sides. The landmark monument was erected in 1931 in the location where the general fell off his horse as he sustained a bullet wound (which he died from several days later). From the base of Bernardo hill, where the monument is located, you can find an unobstructed view of the city. Take the guesswork out of planning a Salta vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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  • It is located at the foot of Cerro San Bernardo in homage to General Guemes 6 years governor of Salta and important character of Argentine Independence. In that place he fell for the first time from his horse shot.
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  • On our walk through the city, we reach the monument to Guemes which is located on an avenue. It's always full of tourists. Surrounded by a beautiful square where you can rest.
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  • A nice and peaceful spot to bring your kids and enjoy the trees shade. Not far from the cable car for the Sam Bernardo mountain and from the Alto NOA shopping mall. Currently under partial renovation. Walking from downtown is a good exercise.
  • Nice place. But with some construction
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