- Encounters with locals
- Place or Religious Monument
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.
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.