San Salvador de Jujuy is a beautiful place in the North of Argentina. Visitors are surprised by the great variety of things to do and visit in one city. At first, people from Jujuy may seem a bit shy, but if you talk to them, they are really warm and friendly to tourists. They are ready to speak about the wonders of the nature around, such as Tilcara, Humahuaca, the Salinas and Reyes.
Several companies run buses from Salta to Jujuy. It's only a 2.5-hour bus journey, or share a remis and grab a empanada while you're waiting. Some of the best meat empanadas are sold just across the road from the bus station where the remise leaves from. The bus station is a 15 minute slow walk to the centre of town, or take a taxi. When you arrive, walk the length of the makeshift market where you can buy food clothes and coca. The street food near the bus stop is excellent and cheap. Cross the bridge and just keep walking. The main street is Belgrano.
Several companies also run to and from La Quiaca at the Bolivian border. Make sure you buy your bus ticket in the same country as the majority of the journey you are undertaking, since getting refunds or reductions for split/delayed journeys is difficult once you cross the border.
Tours around town that can be done on foot:
Duration: 2 hours. You will see: 1 Lola Mora’s sculpture 2 Paseo de los Artesanos / Railway Station 3 Cathedral 4 RECREAR Foundation The tour begins at Casa de Gobierno, where you can see Lola Moras’s sculpture. She was the first woman sculptor whose works were exhibited in the street.In front of Casa de Gobierno, there are 4 statues that represent Justice, Progress, Peace and Freedom. Going past the square along Gorriti Street, walk up to Urquiza street on the side of the Railway Station, where you will find the Paseo de los Artesanos. There you will find a variety of works made by craftsmen which are made of different materials, such as wood, alpaca, leather, reed, clay, etc. Continue the tour on the opposite direction, along Sarmiento Street, until the corner with Belgrano Street . You will see the Cathedral. This Church has a spectacular pulpit, carvings in cedar and ñandubay in 1761. It is the most important work in the country because of the biblical images and the beautiful decorations. Go along Belgrano Street towards the corner of Otero street, approximately 50 metres away. You will find Recrear Foundation. There, there is an exhibition and you can buy calendars with drawings made by Guarnan Poma (Peruvian artist- 18th century).
You will visit: 1 Belgrano Square 2 Cabildo (Town Hall) 3 Cathedral 4 Salon de la Bandera – Casa de Gobierno. Flag room 5 Manuel Belgrano’s home Start in Belgrano Square on the corner of Belgrano Street and Sarmiento Street. Here is the Cabildo. In its galleries on May 25th 1813, the new Argentinian flag was presented to the people for the first time. Crossing the street you will see the Cathedral. In its altar there is a painting that represents the moment of the oath to the flag by the North Army in Belgrano square. Continue walking around the square to San Martin Street. At Casa de Gobierno, in the Flag room, you will find the flag that General Belgrano gave after the victory in the battle of Salta. Come back along Belgrano Street until the corner with Senador Perez Street. You will find Belgrano’s house, where he stayed during his days in this city. The original house was demolished.
Capilla Santa Barbara Iglesia San Francisco Catedral Basilica Museo de Arqueologia Museo de historia provincial
There are quite a lot of restaurants where you can try a variety of traditional dishes such as tamales, empanadas, and classic Argentinian asado (barbecue).
- Yok Wahi Hostel (In La Madrid area). Dorms from Ar$50, a bit overpriced and their breakfast is not all that is promised, but all right.
- 1 Hostal Casa de Barro, Cnel. Otero 294, ☎ , e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Dorms: 45, matrimonial: 100. Small but fairly cute hostel with minimalist/rustic design and only a handful of rooms. Central location, no wifi. Elderly lady who runs the place is a little forgetful, so best to confirm with the younger staff for bookings/essential items.