Estancia San Agustín - History of the Estancia

Estancia San Agustin

History of the Estancia San Agustín

Verandah
Verandah

The estancia, now expecting your visit, dates from the 18th century and was the original house of one of the most valuable estancias dedicated to cattle rearing by then.
It consists of a colonial house and a chapel which contains interesting old images such as a life-size Christ dating from the 17th century, a weeping Virgin and an 18th-century image of Saint Agustín, Patron Saint of the village.

Formerly, the estancia had everything necessary for domestic life in colonial Salta: a forge, a carpenter’s shops and a bakery. The surviving construction is surrounded by a beautiful garden with old trees and is on a hill from where you can enjoy a breathtaking view. Its one-metre-thick adobe walls, the time worn tiled floors, the Spanish tiles and the hand-hewn rafters are a testimony of the passage of time.

Campana 2
Campana 2

The original owners of San Agustín were important Spanish Families who had to emmigrate to Perú after the Revolution leading to Argentine’s independence. In its beginnings it was a cattle rearing estancia.

Later, General Güemes from here wrote a letter to General Belgrano, another important national hero.

The importance of the estancia in those years gave origin to the village named after it.

Ruta Prov. Nº21 - 4421 - San Agustín - Dpto. de Cerrillos - Salta - Argentina - Tel: 54 387 154 659 319