Virgin of the Mercedes (Virgen de las Mercedes)-Piura

Piura

Begins: 24-Septembe
Ends: 24-September

A festival that brings together a large number of devotees who undertake long pilgrimages from various places to renew their faith and fulfil their promises in the presence of the Virgin. Celebrations include processions, passacaglias and float parades, among other cultural activities that unite the entire population and visitors from different parts of the region and the country.

Piura Attractions in the City
El Carmen Church

El Carmen Church

Visiting Hours: During mass. Location: Jr. La Libertad No 366. Described by the historian Del Busto as the most «Baroque church in the city,» this was the setting for Piura’s religious worship and artistic life in the 17th and...

Admiral Miguel Grau Museum and House

Admiral Miguel Grau Museum and House

Visiting Hours: Mon – Fri 8.00 am – 1.00 pm and 3.00 pm – 6.00 pm / Sat – Sun 8.00 am – 12.00 pm. Location: Jr. Tacna No 662 This is the house where Admiral Miguel Grau, hero...

San Francisco Church

San Francisco Church

Visiting Hours: Monday – Saturday 9.00 am – 12.00 pm and 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm. Location: Crossroads of Lima street and Malecón Eguiguren No 516. An ancient cloister built by the Franciscan Fathers during the 18th century, with...

Piura Cathedral

Piura Cathedral

Visiting Hours: Mon – Sun 7.00 am – 12.00 pm / 5.00 pm – 8.30 pm. Location: Huancavelica street No 362. Founded in 1588 and dedicated to the Virgen de la Asunción (Our Lady of the Assumption) and San...

Plaza de Armas

Plaza de Armas

Visiting Hours: Daytime and at night. Location: Piura city centre. Surrounded by tamarind plants that were brought from the Yapatera estate and sowed from 1870 onwards. Located in the centre of the plaza is the «Pola,» a marble statue...

Piura Attractions Beyond the City
Las Huaringas – Piura

Las Huaringas – Piura

Piura Visiting Hours: Daytime. Location: On the heights of the province of Huancabamba and 214 Km . of Piura and 1,953 m.s.n.m They are considered the main center of quackery in northern Peru. Its name would derive from the Huari words,...

Sechura – Piura

Sechura – Piura

Visiting Hours: Daytime. Location: 55 Km kilometers from Piura. Important for their bay and the current fishing center Parachique , exploitation of phosphates and location of the pipeline that comes from the forest and ends in Bayóvar . In...

Balneario  Mancora – Piura

Balneario Mancora – Piura

  Visiting Hours: Daytime. Location: 182 kilometers from Piura Mancora is a resort and a town in northern Peru . It is capital of the district of Máncora in the province of Talara, Piura department.The resort is characterized by its...

San Lucas de Colán church (Paita)

San Lucas de Colán church (Paita)

Visiting Hours: Daytime. Location: 18.5 km from Paita, Pueblo Nuevo de Colán district (20 minutes by car). Built in the 16th century in the Baroque style. Believed to be the first church built in the South Pacific region, brimming...

Colán Beach (Paita)

Colán Beach (Paita)

Visiting Hours: Daytime. Location: 65 km west of Piura (55 minutes by car) or 15 km from Paita (10 minutes by car). A sandy beach, with calm and warm waters. The bay is characterised by wooden houses on stone...

Manuela Sáenz House (Paita)

Manuela Sáenz House (Paita)

Visiting Hours: Daytime. Location: Jr. Nuevo del Pozo No 390, Paita. Considered a historic site as it was the home of Manuelita Sáenz, the woman that captivated Liberator Simón Bolívar. A: Piura B: Manuela Sáenz House 

Edificio de La Aduana (Customs Building) (Paita)

Edificio de La Aduana (Customs Building) (Paita)

Visiting Hours: Daytime. Location: Ave. la Merced de Paita. An old colonial and Republic building from the 19th century, which is the property of the National Customs Superintendency. A: Piura B: Customs Building) (Paita)

Narihualá Archaeological Site, Narihualá Fortress (Piura)

Narihualá Archaeological Site, Narihualá Fortress (Piura)

Visiting Hours: Tue – Sun 9.00 am – 5.00 pm. Location: Olmos street w/o No, Narihualá Hamlet, Catacaos. The archaeological site is 3 km from Catacaos (5 minutes by car). Considered a local pre-Inca Civilization known as the Tallán....

Piura Festivals
Mountain Biking in the Plaza Huamanmarca Junin

Mountain Biking in the Plaza Huamanmarca Junin

In the Plaza Huamanmarca in Huancayo, it is carried out, since 2011, the «International Cycling Tour Wanka Pride». The circuit allows to know the beautiful Mantaro Valley, part of the path of travel; another area that presents the circuit...

Piura Jubilee Week

Piura Jubilee Week

Begins:  October-01 Ends: October-30 For one jubilee week, Piura offers the best in music, crafts, and food in a party where artistic, social, and cultural events are held daily.

San Clemente Fair (Feria de San Clemente)

San Clemente Fair (Feria de San Clemente)

Piura Begins: 23-NovemberEnds: 23-November In this festival, the Lord of Miracles of San Clemente is honoured. It is characterized by the joy and active participation of visitors. Bull fights are also held.  

Virgin of the Mercedes (Virgen de las Mercedes)-Piura

Virgin of the Mercedes (Virgen de las Mercedes)-Piura

Piura Begins: 24-SeptembeEnds: 24-September A festival that brings together a large number of devotees who undertake long pilgrimages from various places to renew their faith and fulfil their promises in the presence of the Virgin. Celebrations include processions, passacaglias and float...

Captive Christ of Ayabaca (Señor Cautivo de Ayabaca)-Piura

Captive Christ of Ayabaca (Señor Cautivo de Ayabaca)-Piura

Begins: 14-October  Ends: 31-October Thousands of pilgrims come to Ayabaca from the north of Peru and the south of Ecuador in order to keep their promise of faith to the Captive Christ. The streets are covered with flower petals, and people...

Chifles

Chifles

Flaked fried bananas.

Majado de yuca con chicharrón

Majado de yuca con chicharrón

Yucca cooked and mashed with chilies and served with chicharrón (pork cooked in its own fat).

 

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