Where is Jujuy Located?
San Salvador de Jujuy – formerly known as “Tacita de Plata” (silver Cup) is located at the confluence of the Río Grande de Jujuy and Río Xibi Xibi in a splendid basin to 1,240 m above sea level. Due to the fantastic location of the city, it is possible to see on clear days, even the 6,000-Meter-high mountains. If you visit Jujuy, you can already feel the closeness of Bolivia: note for this are the colourful markets, the menus of the local localities as well as the somewhat chaotic street view.
What Country is Jujuy in?
The heart of San Salvador de Jujuy is the plaza Belgrano, where you will find the cathedral, the Old Town Hall, the government palace and the Episcopal Palace. Built in 1907, the government palace houses the first national flag given to the city by Manuel Belgrano in 1812. In Cabildo, the Old Town Hall, you can visit the Police Museum, in the cathedral is housed the so-called “pulpito”, the most important Argentine wood-Baroque work from the colonial era.
In addition to the cathedral, you can stroll through the colourful Paseo de los Artesanos art market or visit the Museo Arqueológico Provincial, which is particularly impressive in terms of shamanic art.
Lively it goes to the Mercado del Sur: it serves regional specialities, including “establishments owned by Dominican con mote” (pork with boiled Maize) or spicy “sopa de maní” (peanut soup). Those interested in culture may find themselves drawn to the Culturarte gallery, which presents exhibitions of contemporary Argentine artists.
The thermal baths of the Hosteriá Termas de Reyes, which can be reached by Bus and from where you can enjoy the wonderful view of the Río-Reyes Canyon, are located about twenty kilometers northwest of the centre.