Travel Tales of Argentina
“Estancias” are essentially cattle ranches in Latin America or the southern region of the US. Argentina’s estancias are closely linked to the history and essence of its culture. They range from extremely simple — a family home with rooms for a few guests — to fancier, purpose-built country-house structures. Although there are many estancias in Argentina worth visiting, such as Estancia El Colibri and Estancia Los Potreros, perhaps the most well-known estancia is El Bordo de las Lanzas. For this reason, it will be the focus of our examination.
This historical landmark is one of the oldest estancias in the country and is situated in the Province of Salta. Owned by the Arias family, El Bordo de las Lanzas provides one of the finest examples of colonial architecture in Salta because of its thick walls, woodcarvings, robust ironwork, and colonial doors leading out to a veranda. The warm welcome you receive, the hospitality, its traditional style and the natural beauty of its setting are what make Estancia El Bordo worth visiting. It’s been offering all of this since it was first established in 1609. So if you’re looking to relax and immerse yourself in the authentic estancia lifestyle of a Northern Argentinian (a region rich in traditions) country mansion, this is the place to be.
The décor is charming
and elegantly simple, with certain classic estancia styles like crisp linens, dark
antique furniture and exposed wood. All rooms are equipped with a wood burning
stove, decorated with religious paintings from the 17th and 18th
centuries, and overlook the charming and extensive gardens. There is an outdoor
swimming pool, a fireplace in the lobby, and a library. The estancia is still a
working farm, growing crops such as maize and chia. You can also work on these
farms as an educational experience.
The cuisine is made
using fresh, local ingredients and the breakfast includes homemade jams and
bread. The service here is impeccable and definitely worth your while!
things that you have the opportunity to experience here are:
El Bordó de las Lanzas is the perfect place
for anyone interested in history, the culture of South America, or simply
looking to enjoy some peace and quiet. The best months to stay at these
estancias are from October to March.
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