Strange House – Cafayate, Argentina - Atlas Obscura

Strange House

Cafayate, Argentina

Visit this odd display of indigenous style in Argentine wine country. 


A small picturesque town in the southernmost part of the Salta province, Cafayate boasts stunning views of the valleys below and the surrounding mountains. The road between Salta and Cafayete take you through a series of strangely shaped canyons and the Los Cardones national park.

This building isn’t the only star on this town’s map. Cafayete also houses the ‘Museo Vitivincultura’ which informs visitors of the history and technique of winemaking in this region. There is also the towns main square which hosts an artisan market, popular with the weekend tourists. If you are looking for more of the local’s point of view just visit any of the bodegas around the main square, they are famous for their fabulous local wines such as the very special Torrontes type.

If you would like a more personal experience explore on foot or by bike and stumble upon any of the handful of wineries based in the town of approximately 17,000.

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