Jujuy Journals

How Do You Pronounce Jujuy?

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A January 2009 trip to Jujuy by SeenThat

Pile of Rocks Photo, Nanning, China More Photos
Quote: Jujuy is one of the most beautiful provinces in Argentina and provides many attractions to the traveler as well as cross points to Bolivia and Chile.

Tilcara

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Attraction | "San Francisco de Tilcara and Pucara de Tilcara"

Humahuaca Photo, Humahuaca, Argentina
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The Tilcara PeopleAt the very center of the Quebrada of Humahuaca is a tiny town of five thousand inhabitants called Tilcara. The name refers to the name of the ethnic group of the inhabitants; the Tilcara people are related to the Omaguaca who inhabit most of the Jujuy Province in Argentina. They predate the Inca Empire; when the last occupied the area, the Tilacara became part of the Kollasuyo, the southeastern quarter of the empire. However, being at the very edge of the empire, they were not re-located as many of the people conquered by the Inca. Instead, they re...Read More

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Quebrada de Humahuaca

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Attraction | "Humahuaca and its Quebrada"

Quebrada de Humahuaca Photo, Humahuaca, Argentina
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The Quebrada de Humahuaca has been recognized as a Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2003; it is one of those rare sites showing both archaeological and natural wonders. The ValleyThe narrow mountain valley is located between the city of San Salvador de Jujuy and La Quiaca on the Bolivian border and runs a hundred and fifty kilometres from north to south. The Andean High Plateau delimits it to the west and no...Read More

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Quebrada de Humahuaca

La Quiaca, Argentina

La Quiaca

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Attraction | "La Quiaca: Between Bolivia and Argentina"

Pile of Rocks Photo, Nanning, China
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In the Argentinean mythology, La Quiaca is a synonym for the world’s end; instead, I found it to be a crossroads and junction point between Bolivia and Argentina. Interface points between cultures are of special interest for travelers; in no other place the essence of traveling is so distilled, nowhere else the little local nuisances are so mighty and bold.While crossing from Mexico to the ...Read More

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San Salvador de Jujuy

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Jujuy Photo, Jujuy, Argentina
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San Salvador de Jujuy is a quarter-million people city in northwestern Argentina, and the capital of the Jujuy Province; it seats on the Quebrada de Humahuaca southern end and not far from the Bolivian border. Jujuy is on the junction of the Xibi Xibi and Río Grande rivers and below the Altiplano, barely above the 1200 meters above the sea level. The city is known in Argentina also as "La Tacita de Plata," the "Silver Little Cup." Clima...Read More

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Jujuy: The Province

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Attraction

Jujuy Photo, Jujuy, Argentina
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The northernmost Argentinean province sits partly on the Andes Mountains and partly on the Andean High Plateau, as well as on the valleys leading to them; bordering with Chile and Bolivia it offers awesome landscapes and opportunities for the avid traveler.A Very Condensed History of Jujuy since Colonial TimesDuring early colonial times, the actual territory of Jujuy was part of the Viceroyalty of Peru, as part of the Charcas area, which included parts of modern ...Read More

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