Centro Turístico Cultural San Cristóbal


This remodeled colonial building's courtyard has been transformed into a hip little mall. Here you’ll find bars, restaurants and coffee shops, along with art galleries, craft stores and flower stands. A nice place to hang out during the day.

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1. Templo Compañía de Jesús

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This church has two fine bell towers and, in the body of the structure supporting them, striking embossings and motifs. It sits on the site of its 1605…

2. Plaza Moré

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3. Museo de Arte Popular

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4. Arch

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The pretty southern entrance to the historical center of Ayacucho.

5. Prefectura

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6. Plaza de Armas

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7. Iglesia de La Merced

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This church, built in the mid-16th century, is full of colonial art and has one of Peru’s oldest convents attached, dating from the same period.

8. Iglesia de San Francisco de Asis

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Visually striking stone church containing retablos (ornamental religious dioramas) and an attractive adjoining convent dating to the 17th century. Located…