The product of the mixture of races, we can trace his roots, on the one hand, to his indigenous ancestors and on the other, to his Hispanic lineage.
The gaucho, an archetype made of legendary and historic elements, is the symbol of Salta.
This representation does not only refer to the province’s past, but it prolongs and renews itself in the present. In every place, village or city in the province, gauchos make up groups called “fortines” to carefully preserve their values and traditions. The memory of the emblematic Martin Miguel de Güemes still has the power to summon them and each year, thousands of gauchos from the most isolated parts of the province arrive in Salta on June 17th to commemorate the death of their leader.