Top things to do in Chincha

Peruvian in Chincha

Restaurante Lorena

It's a bit of a walk out of the center but this local institution is the best place in town to enjoy traditional dishes. It knocks out good ceviches and the like but is famed for its rich criollo flavors. Try the ca…
Museum in Chincha

Casa-Hacienda San José

Provoking many visitors to make the trip all the way down from Lima, this former slave plantation with its stately hacienda offers a window into race and class in the Peruvian historical context. While the buildings…
Village in Chincha

El Carmen District

A village unlike any other in Peru, El Carmen is a place where African and Latin American cultures collide with hip-gyrating results. It's famed for its rhythm-heavy Afro-Peruvian music heard in the peñas (bars and …
Cultural Centre in Chincha

Centro Cultural Amador Ballumbrosio

The home of El Carmen’s most famous dancing family is a museum to Afro-Peruvian culture. Music breaks out here spontaneously most weekends; pop in if you’re in the village to view the photos and paintings and see wh…
Cultural in Chincha

Verano Negro

Chincha's big bash is a celebration of Afro-Peruvian culture revolving around music, dance, poetry and food. Events take place in the Plaza de Armas in Chincha and also in El Carmen.
Wine in Chincha

La Plazuela

The local wine industry is evident in the shops that line Av Benavides between the square and the bus stations. La Plazuela will pour a few gratis mini-glasses of the eye-wateringly sweet local wine and the mega-str…
Religious in Chincha

La Virgen del Carmen de Chincha

The festival in honor of the patron virgin is a mainly religious affair that takes place in the streets of the city center.