Museo Cabrera Piedra
Iglesia de La Merced
Ica’s cathedral was the last church the Jesuits built in Peru before their expulsion. It was rebuilt in the late 19th century and...
Centro Cultural de la Unica
This art gallery sits in a restored courtyard next to the cathedral; expositions inside are small but packed with local talent.
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South of the plaza along Lima, local bars and clubs advertise live music, DJs and dancing. One of the least seedy options is Pekados .
True, the bow-tied waiters are a bit over the top (this ain’t the Ritz), but Anita does a mean stuffed avocado and the bakery counter...
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Museo Cabrera Piedra information
On the Plaza de Armas, this unsigned museum has an oddball collection of thousands of carved stones and boulders graphically depicting diverse pre-Columbian themes, from astronomy to surgical techniques and sexual practices. The eccentric collector, Dr Cabrera, claimed the stones were ancient, though there is local speculation as to whether they may be elaborate fakes.