Plaza Belgrano is Jujuy's main square and like most main square's in colonial cities in Argentina, it is the heart of the town and is surrounded by important buildings, in this case the Casa de Gobierno, the Cabildo (now a police museum) and the impressive cathedral. There´s a large statue of General Belgrano in the centre and plenty of benches for...more
The Archaeological Museum was the only museum we could find in Jujuy not observing the afternoon fiesta so we popped in for a visit. The lady running it was very friendly and we spent as much time talking to her as we did seeing the museum. She had never heard of Ireland so I spent a lot of time telling her about it! The highlight of the museum is...more
Traditional Franciscan architecture and finished only early 20th century.Many parts in this church are builded by wood, like the Altar and the pulpit, well decoratedby local craftsmen and influenced by the "Cuzco" school.To see more details of this splendid religious art you have to visit the next door Museo Historico Franciscanomore
The Mercado del Sur is opposite to the bus terminal at Av. Dorrego and Leandro Alem, on the south side of the Rio Xibi Xibi. I was there in the area and saw a lot of little shops selling "sandals" and summer stuff, a little bit further, there was little market "stands" on the sidewalk selling vegetables and various thing to eat. I don't know if it...more
The building dates only from 1912 but its museum contains relics from the early Franciscan presence as well as a strong collection of colonial art from the Cuzco school (world-renowed style of painting of the name of the Peruvian city where indeginous Peruvians were thought to paint by Spanish conquerors in the style of the great Spanish and...more
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We only stayed one night in Jujuy before moving on to the Quebrada de Humahuaca so there was little time to see the town or its cafes and restaurants. After cooking in our hostel we went to Chatbar, a cafe/restaurant in the centre. They had a good selection of drinks, including Salta beer, a nice alternative to the Quilmes that you see everywhere else in Argentina. The prices were good - if I remember correctly a 1/2 litre of wine cost only 5 pesos.
close to the other well known boliche (disco) "el príncipe", color seems to be the best known at the moment. different music styles from latino to rock'n'roll, but also live groups in concert. entry fee 3 pesos, when concert 5.
very well frequented (especially on fridays when there's "viernes universitario") is the student's disco "Sala" (2 pesos, lot of students) besides "Cleopatra" (on fridays for adults only). Live concerts!
other clubs are "Akrópolis"
Dress Code: free - Cleopatra too, but average is better dressed
We travelled to Jujuy from Salta with Flecha Bus, just one of a number of companies travelling this route. It cost 14 pesos for a single ticket and the journey took just over 2 hours. It´s well worth getting a window ticket for this trip as the scenery is excellent. Also, if possible, try to travel with one of the companies making fewer stops as you'll get there much quicker.
The bus station in Jujuy is in a colourful neighbourhood, a few blocks short of the centre. Cross the bridge, over a dried out river (at least that way during our visit), and head north for a a few blocks until you meet Av Belgrano, the main street.
Thermas de Reyes, a Hotel-Spa only a few kilometers to the north of Jujuy- A healty and beauty farm with thermal baths, rooms to relax - algatheraphy - mud baths etc, whatever a SPA stands for.- The hotel itself counts 40 rooms, 4 senior and 4 junior suites - conferencerooms - cafetaria and restaurant with a magnificent view on the mountains.more
Bio-reservations, a new word i learned in Argentina.Only 24 km from San Salvador de Jujuy.I,ve done this northern tour as a try out for my guide Werner, to complete a 1 or 2 day stay in JujuyExcellent trekking-cycling paths, marvellous views on the Andes mountains and lagunesHosteria-restaurants are foreseen. (Laguna Rodeo)BTW this area provides...more
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International road from San Pedro de Atacama to Jujuy (Jama International Path) is an impressive good adventure trip (on Susques don´t forget to visit the chapel, built on XVI century)
You can see more about on my Argentina Travelogue.
Fondest memory: In Buenos Aires, a night on Michelangelo (El Viejo Almacén), a string camera concert group playing extraordinary delightful 'tango' arrangements (they sound likes a prelude to heaven).