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Jujuy

Jujuy (pronounced hoo-hooey) has a livable feel, enticing restaurants and is the most culturally indigenous of any of Argentina’s cities. 

The city of (San Salvador de) Jujuy was founded in 1593, after two previous incarnations were razed by indigenous groups who hadn’t given planning permission.The province bore the brunt of conflict during the independence wars, with Spain launching repeated invasions down the Quebrada de Humahuaca from Bolivia; Jujuy was famously evacuated in what is known as the éxodo jujeño. Today the city and its politics still simmer with indigenous solidarity, as their communities remain marginalized.

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