Top things to do

Church in Catacocha

Templo de Lourdes

The Templo de Lourdes is worth a peek inside for its replicas of famous European religious paintings. You won’t mistake this church for the Louvre, but the canvases by a local monk give the surroundings an earnestly…
Viewpoint in Catacocha

Peña de Shiriculapo

The infamous Peña de Shiriculapo is a shrine-cum-mirador (lookout) known for its vertigo-inducing views of the Casanga Valley. Access it through the small hospital a five-minute walk from Plaza Independencia.
Market in Catacocha

Sunday Market

The Sunday market is the most important event of the week. At dawn church bells beckon everyone to mass in the Plaza Independencia, and by 7am they are buying and selling homemade cheese, donkey saddles, farm-fresh …