Susques is the capital of the departments Susques in the Province of Jujuy in the far northwest of Argentina. The municipality is located in the Puna at 3896 meters above sea level, and thus is regarded as the highest located village in Argentina, which is accessible on a paved road. Susques is located on the Ruta Nacional 52, which runs from Purmamarca via the Paso de Jama to Antofagasta in Chile.


End of the 18th century was an important mining center Susques the Puna Atacameña. In subsequent years, the town belonged to Bolivia and then to Chile before he was struck by Argentina border negotiations. Susques was from 1899 the capital of the northern part of the Territorio Nacional de los Andes, which was abandoned in 1943. The department was subsequently incorporated into the province of Jujuy.


  • The Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de Belén de Susques was declared a National Monument.
  • About 15 kilometers from Susques, accessible via the Ruta Provincial 16, the Quebrada del taire located with an outlook over the plateau, lying on the Susques. In the nearby lakes trout fishing.