Plaza Mayor – attractions Main Square

1-A-Plaza-lawn-1024x682Visiting Hours : Open during the day and night.

Location : Centre of Huamanga.

Ayacucho

The buildings that surround the plaza date to the 16th and 17th centuries. They are characterized by stone archways on the first level, pillars with balustrades on the second level, and roofs of red clay in the third level. There are whitewashed or exposed white-stone mansions around it, as well as the headquarters of the Municipality, the Prefecture, the Supreme Court of Justice and the National University of Huamanga.

Ayacucho Attractions in the City
Convent of Saint Francis of Assisi – Peru

Convent of Saint Francis of Assisi – Peru

Visiting Hours : Monday – Saturday 7.00 am – 8.00 am and 6.00 pm – 7.30 pm and Sunday 9.00 am to 10.00 am. Location : Jr. 28 de Julio block 3 w/o No. Ayacucho Built in the 16th...

Temple of Santo Domingo – Ayacucho

Temple of Santo Domingo – Ayacucho

Visiting Hours : During mass. Monday – Saturday 6.30 am – 7.30 am; Sunday 7.00 am to 8.00 am. Location : Jr. 9 de Diciembre block 2 w/o No. Ayacucho Built at the end of the 16th century and...

Temple of San Cristóbal – Peru excursions

Temple of San Cristóbal – Peru excursions

Visiting Hours : During mass. Location : Jr. 28 de Julio block 6 w/o No. Ayacucho The city’s first temple, built in 1540, it was orginally used as a cathedral. It features a single tower built of stone and...

Cathedral – Cathedral tours

Cathedral – Cathedral tours

Visiting Hours : Monday – Saturday 5.30 pm – 7.00 pm / Sunday 10.00 am to 11.00 am and 5.30 pm – 7.00 pm. Location : Huamanga Plaza Mayor. Ayacucho Dedicated to the Virgen de las Nieves (Virgin of...

Plaza Mayor – attractions Main Square

Plaza Mayor – attractions Main Square

Visiting Hours : Open during the day and night. Location : Centre of Huamanga. Ayacucho The buildings that surround the plaza date to the 16th and 17th centuries. They are characterized by stone archways on the first level, pillars...

Ayacucho Attractions Beyond the City
Vilcashuamán Archaeological – Peru tours

Vilcashuamán Archaeological – Peru tours

Visiting Hours : Daytime. Location : 118 km south of Ayacucho (3 hours by car). Ayacucho Inca centre of government known for two of its structures: the Temple of the Sun and the Moon, and the «Ushno». The first...

Pampa Galeras National Reserve

Pampa Galeras National Reserve

Visiting Hours : Daytime. Tour operators also offer camping here. Location : 870 km south-west of Ayacucho (10 hours by car) on the Panamericana Sur, going through Nazca. Ayacucho 6,500-hectare reserve at altitudes ranging from 3,850 to 4,150 masl....

Historic Sanctuary of Pampa de Ayacucho

Historic Sanctuary of Pampa de Ayacucho

Visiting Hours : Mon – Fri 9.00 am – 1.00 pm / 2.00 pm – 5.00 pm (can vary). Location : 33 km north-west of Ayacucho, close to the village of Quinua (55 minutes by bus). Ayacucho Site of...

Quinua town – Peru excursions

Quinua town – Peru excursions

Visiting Hours : Daytime. Location : 32 km north-west of Ayacucho (50 minutes by bus). Ayacucho Site where the Treaty of Ayacucho was signed, ending Spanish rule. In the central plaza there is a site museum and the stone...

Wari Archaeological Complex and Museum – Ayacucho

Wari Archaeological Complex and Museum – Ayacucho

Visiting Hours : Tues – Sun 08:30 – 17:00 Location : Sondor Archaeological Complex 25 km/45 minutes by car. Ayacucho Located at 2,750 masl, this was one of the largest urban centres of ancient Peru, dating back to the...

Ayacucho Festivals
Ayacucho Carnival – Peru festivals

Ayacucho Carnival – Peru festivals

  Ayacucho Begins: 01-February Ends: 31-March A three-day festival that features parades of carnival groups with typical outfits, local musicians and the sampling of local food, such as the traditional «puchero» and «chicha de jora».

Easter Week in Ayacucho – festival Easter

Easter Week in Ayacucho – festival Easter

Ayacucho Begins: 01-March Ends: 30-April With its 33 churches, on this day Ayacucho presents one of the most intense portrayals of the Via Crucis in the Andes, with many daily processions through the streets of the city. From Palm Sunday to...

Anniversary of the City of Huamanga

Anniversary of the City of Huamanga

Ayacucho Begins: 25-April Ends: 25-April Cultural activities, sporting events, competitions, craft exhibitions and typical food tasting.

Festival of the Crosses and Avocado

Festival of the Crosses and Avocado

Ayacucho Begins: 03-May Ends: 03-May This celebration is very peculiar since hundreds of people come up with around 40 crosses of communities and more than 300 crucifixes of differing sizes, from towns all over the Andes and the jungle. People carry...

Chaccu de Vicuñas – Ayacucho traditions

Chaccu de Vicuñas – Ayacucho traditions

  Ayacucho Begins: 24-June Ends: 24-June Traditional festival where vicuñas are caught to be sheared. Before the chaccu, local people perform the pagapu, an ancient ceremony of giving thanks to the Pachamama or Mother Earth and the Andean gods for protecting...

Virgin of the Snows – Peru traditions

Virgin of the Snows – Peru traditions

Ayacucho Begins: 05-August Ends: 05-August This religious festival offers cultural activities, fairs, exhibitions, and bull fights, where nationally and internationally renowned bullfighters particpate.

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