Jujuy

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San Salvador de Jujuy or simply Jujuy, ( also called “la Tacita de Plata”) in the far southeast, is the provincial capital.

 

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Tilcara

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Founded in 1593,at 1260m above sea level, it is 90km north of Salta.

General Belgrano ordered the Jujuy Exodus on August 23, 1812 (the city’s entire population was evacuated and Jujuy was razed to the ground to prevent its capture).

In Jujuy :

-Casa de Gobierno de Jujuy

-Catedral de San Salvador de Jujuy

Plaza Belgrano : Belgrano Square

The Archeological Museum

Tres Cruces

PLACES TO VISIT near San Salvador de Jujuy:

The Quebrada de Humahuaca is a 95-mile-long (155-km) mountain valley and ravine in the Jujuy province of northwestern Argentina. The Quebrada de Humahuaca was declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2003.

 

Purmamarca : one of the most picturesque villages in the Humahuaca Ravine. Its name means “the lion’s village” in the Quechua tongue. Aymara language words purma (desert) and marca (city). 65 km from Provincial capital San Salvador de Jujuy and 22 km from Tilcara.It is located at the Quebrada de Purmamarca,

The hill of the seven colors (Cerro de los 7 colores). It bears such a name due to the various pigments aquired by the minerals that make up its walls. This hill is part of the eastern mountain range and is located right West of the population nucleus of Purmamarca. It is best seen from the main road we took after having left Route 9 in our way to the surroundings of the hill. impressive and incredibly beautiful, truly a marvel of nature.

The drive is about 3 hours between Salta and Humahuaca.

The entire area is amazing..

-Purmamarca – meaning “Town of the Virgin Land” is a charming town, but Plaza 9 de Julio has a large variety of local vendors and products. Plaza 9 de Julio, in the middle of the village.(compare prices and products), it is the biggest collection of artesenia and souvenirs.

the ruins of Pucarà de Tilcara (ancient fortress and settlement)

Humahuaca at the very north of the Quebrada (deep ravine) north of Tilcara and Purmamarca

Serranías del Hornocal

The best of Quebrada de Humahuaca is: From Purmamarca to Salinas Grande’s, From Tilcara x Tres Cruces and from Iturbe x Iruya.

-Tilcara : 84 km from the provincial capital.

-Basilica Cathedral: he pulpit in the cathedral – and the interior of Iglesia San Francisco is almost as impressive.

Calilegua national Park

The climate in the region is mild with an annual average temperature of 20ºC

from Salta to Jujuy. The journey takes about 2.5h.

To 1600 km from Buenos Aires.