This city was founded in 1593. It is surrounded by mountains in a triangle formed by the Nieva hills and the rivers Xibi Xibi and Grande. This is where the Quebrada de Humahuaca (Humahuaca`s Ravine) starts, creating a natural ascending path to Puna.
Jujuy has a typical colonial style, but it is also being invaded by modern buildings. From its streets you can see mountains, ravines, creeks, rivers and valleys, as well as the snowy mountains of Purma and Chañi. Jujuy`s commercial Centre is very active, where clothes of llama and merino wool can be bought as well as various regional products, especially in the shops on Belgrano St., Alvear St., Lavalle St. or Necochea St.
You can learn a lot about the different atmospheres and customs, its irregular streets, old houses with grates and colourful patios by simply going around the different neighbourhoods of the city.
Options for sightseeing:
-Cabildo, old government building that preserves its colonial style
-Santa Barbara’s Chapel
-Government House, a French style building, where the sculptures of Lola Mora and the Flag room are its main attractions
-The Cathedral, from the beginning of the 17th Century
-San Francisco Church, with a baroque style
-Provincial Archaeological Museum
-Charles Darwin Natural Science Museum
-Museum of Geology, Mineralogy and Palaeontology of the University of Jujuy
After passing by Villa Cuyaca in the surroundings of the city you can get to the point where the Xibi Xibi or Chico rivers start and to La Almona Park. Another place to visit is Rio Guerrero, where trout fishing is possible. On the east side from there you get to La Viña Mountain, which has a splendid viewpoint of the city.
From the city of Jujuy you can visit: Palpala, Los Alisos Dam, Termas de Reyes, El Carmen, Yala Lagoons, Tiraxi, etc.