San Salvador de Jujuy
The city of San Salvador de Jujuy is the capital city of the eponymous province. Port of entry from the Andes at the North-West, we enter into the more authentic Indian Argentina. Situated at 1260 meters of altitude, the city is a great stop to discover the surrounding sites, especially the Quebrada de Humahuaca which is very close. San Salvador de Jujuy keeps a chaotic history : the Spanish settled in before the Calchaquies Indians destroyed in 1563 the first buildings of the colonists. The Spanish crown imposed itself again in this territory, but it had to face Indian uprisings up to the XVIII century. The city was also the theatre of confrontations during the Argentine war of independence, which started in 1810.