The Northwest Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in The Northwest - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Salta 13

Cafayate 11

San Salvador de Jujuy 9

Humahuaca 4

Tilcara 4

Purmamarca 4

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Casa de Gobierno

  • Government Building

The 1907 Casa de Gobierno (Government House) fronts the plaza on San Martín and contains the provincial government offices. A first-floor...

Catedral de Jujuy

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

The cathedral dates from 1765 and was the first building constructed in the city; however, it has been augmented and remodeled so many...

Centro Cultural y Museo Pasquini López

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Elevated on a natural balcony overlooking the city and with its own small patch of regenerated jungle, this mansion has a little museum...

Iglesia de San Francisco

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

An ornate 18th-century wooden pulpit with dozens of figures of monks is the centerpiece of the Church of St. Francis, two blocks west...

Museo Arqueológico Provincial

  • Museum/Gallery

The Provincial Archaeological Museum houses such treasures as a 2,600-year-old ceramic goddess and the 700-year-old mummy of a teen boy...

Museo Histórico Provincial Juan Lavalle

  • Museum/Gallery

Arms, trophies, and military memorabilia collected from the 25 years of fighting for independence are on display at the Juan Lavalle...

Museo y Centro Cultural Culturarte

  • Museum/Gallery

Drop into Culturarte to get a quick hit of contemporary art and photography. After seeing the exhibits, you can order a coffee and pull...

Plaza General Belgrano

  • Plaza/Square/Piazza

Orange trees and vendors populate the central square, which is surrounded by colonial buildings—including the imposing government palace.

Quebrada de Humahuaca

  • Geological Site

About 60 km (37 miles) north of San Salvador de Jujuy, the inimitable Ruta 9 runs into the Quebrada de Humahuaca—a craggy, riotously...