Mirador de Carmen Alto


This mirador (lookout) offers fabulous views of Ayacucho, as well as decent restaurants. Taxis here charge S5, otherwise catch a bus from the Mercado Central or walk (one hour).

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1. Museo de la Memoria

0.69 MILES

Ayacucho’s most haunting museum, remembers the impact the Sendero Luminoso (Shining Path) had on Peru in the city that was most deeply affected by the…

2. Museo Arqueológico Hipólito Unanue

0.95 MILES

Wari ceramics make up most of the small exhibition here, along with relics from the region’s other various civilizations. The museum buildings are set in…

4. Iglesia de Santo Domingo

1.17 MILES

One of Ayacucho's most photogenic churches, dating from 1548. Purportedly built with the stone of a former Inca fortress, it contains some superb examples…

5. Prefectura

1.22 MILES

Most of Ayacucho's old mansions are now mainly political offices and can be visited, usually during business hours. These offices of the department of…

6. Museo de Arte Popular

1.27 MILES

Displays popular art covering the ayacucheño (natives of Ayacucho) spectrum – silverwork, rug- and tapestry-weaving, stone and woodcarvings, ceramics …

7. Plaza de Armas

1.27 MILES

One of the prettiest plazas in the Central Andes, flanked by many gorgeous mansions, including the Prefectura. Ask at the tourist office for details on…

8. Templo Compañía de Jesús

1.27 MILES

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…