Templo de San Cristóbal


This is the oldest city church, dating from shortly after Ayacucho's founding in 1540.

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2. Museo Andrés Avelino Cáceres

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This museum in the Casona Vivanco, a gorgeous 16th-century mansion, houses maps and military paraphernalia from the period of its namesake, a local man…

4. 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…

6. Arch

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The pretty southern entrance to the historical center of Ayacucho.

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

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