Templo Compañía de Jesús


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 predecessor, and took more than a century and a half to complete fully (from the 1640s to the early 1800s).

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2. Museo de Arte Popular

0.06 MILES

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

3. Plaza Moré

0.08 MILES

A square of shops and restaurants tucked back from the pedestrian street, with a better quality of establishments than the similar Centro Turístico…

4. Prefectura


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…

5. Plaza de Armas


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…

6. Arch

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The pretty southern entrance to the historical center of Ayacucho.

8. 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.