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Jujuy (Argentina)

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2 / 5 - 2 reviews
How to get there
Two and a half hours from Salta by bus
When to go
From March to November
Minimum stay
One day

Reviews of Jujuy

Virginie Bigeni Travel writer
49 travel articles

Jujuy is a city located in northwest Argentina. Lying in the foothills of the Andes at an altitude of 1,300 metres, it serves primarily as a place to stop-off at on the way to Bolivia. In fact Jujuy is an important point of transit for those travelling on to Chile or Bolivia.

My suggestion:
Don't stay here for long. You should just consider Jujuy as somewhere to make a quick visit to during your travels in Argentina. Anything else would be a waste of your time. In northern Argentina, where there are significant distances to cover, time is precious.

I wasn't overly impressed with Jujuy. I didn't feel completely at ease with the way it felt here. It has the kind of atmosphere you also find at the Bolivian border: lots of people, hustle and bustle, and cars and buses. And even though the city receives a lot of tourists due to the fact you tend to have to visit it at some point to get to Bolivia and other places, tourists are an attraction in themselves here. We found ourselves being observed and looked at, and it didn't get the impression it was necessarily all that friendly, judging by the looks in the locals' eyes. Just the opposite in fact. And though I wouldn't go so far as to speak in terms of actual danger, I certainly didn't feel completely safe here.

But above and beyond those feelings – which others may disagree with me about anyway – Jujuy really doesn't have much of interest to offer. It's simply a city you stop-off at on the way elsewhere when visiting Argentina, and that's about it.

National Route 9, which passes through Jujuy
David Debrincat Travel writer
459 travel articles

Jujuy isn't a very interesting town for tourists . On the other hand it's a good base if you want to visit the superb countryside around it.

My suggestion:
If you want to visit the region there are two places you can stay. Salta is the most beautiful but Jujuy is more practical because it is closer to the sights. It's up to you.

Jujuy. The two aspirated j's (jota in Spanish) in its name make it a bit of a bit of a tongue twister. To be honest there's nothing very exciting in the town but it is ideally situated if you want to visit the marvellous region of North West Argentina. It's where I chose to stay during my trip to Agentina.

I don't recommend staying too long but at the very least you should go to see the cathedral. There are also several museums at Jujuy. There's enough to occupy a day but then you need to get on with organising your visits to the surrounding areas. There are so many wonderful things to see around Jujuy...The Quebrada de Humahuaca is sensational and you should go to Jujuy to see that if nothing else.

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