Top things to do

Top Choice Church in Ayacucho


This spectacular 17th-century cathedral on the Plaza de Armas has a religious-art museum. The moody facade doesn’t quite prepare you for the intricacy of the interior, with its elaborate gold-leaf altar being one of…
Top Choice Museum in Ayacucho

Museo de Arte Popular

The popular art here covers the ayacucheño (natives of Ayacucho) spectrum – silverwork, rug- and tapestry-weaving, stone and woodcarvings, ceramics (model churches are especially popular) and the famous retablos (or…
Top Choice Museum in Ayacucho

Museo de la Memoria

In an unlikely location 1.5km northwest of the center is Ayacucho’s most haunting museum, remembering the impact the Sendero Luminoso (Shining Path) had on Peru in the city that was most deeply affected by the confl…
Top Choice International in Ayacucho

Via Via

With its upstairs plaza-facing balcony, Via Via has the best views with which to accompany your meal in Ayacucho. It’s ethically sourced, organic food – but this is Peruvian-European fusion cuisine, so you’ll find s…
Top Choice Pizza in Ayacucho

Pizzeria Polizzi

Not all the culinary stars that shine in Ayacucho shine in the center. This pizzeria twinkles in a galaxy all of its own out on Av del Ejercito (although it's planning a second central branch). The food is superb bu…
Parrilla in Ayacucho

El Niño

In a colonial mansion with a sheltered patio containing tables overlooking a garden, El Niño specializes in grills yet dishes up a variety of Peruvian food. The individual parrillada (grilled-meat platter) is good, …
Peruvian in Ayacucho

La Casona

This popular, ambient courtyard restaurant has been recommended by several travelers for its big portions. It focuses on Peruvian food such as the excellent lomo saltado (strips of beef stir-fried with onions, tomat…
Peruvian in Ayacucho

Restaurant Los Alamos

In an attractive patio within the hotel of the same name, this restaurant has good service, a long menu of Peruvian selections and a few vegetarian plates; it may have musicians in the evening.
Fast Food in Ayacucho

Wallpa Sua

This is an upscale, locally popular and busy chicken restaurant, with a quarter-chicken and fries starting at S8.
Bar in Ayacucho

Taberna Magía Negra

It’s been around longer than most and the youth of today prefer the newer venues but this bar-gallery has local art, beer, pizza and great music.