Huancayo attractions

Park in Huancayo

Parque de la Identidad Huanca

This fanciful park is full of stone statues of famous regional personalities, as well as miniature buildings representing the area’s culture. It's in the suburb of San Antonio, 3km northeast of the center.
Viewpoint in Huancayo

Cerro de la Libertad

A popular recreational and dining locale with a great view of the city, as well as artwork stalls and a playground. It's about 2km from the town center; head northeast on Giráldez to get here.
Church in Huancayo

Iglesia de La Inmaculada

With its duel cupolas capped in sky-blue, this may be a modern place of worship (built 1965), but it is also one of Huancayo's prettier churches.
Church in Huancayo

Iglesia de La Merced

Huancayo's most attractive church, built in colonial style, and seat of the first Congress of Peru in 1839.
Museum in Huancayo

Museo Salesiano

Displays fauna epitomizing Peru's three contrasting geographic regions, plus pottery and archaeology exhibits. What is there is well-presented, but it will not detain you too long. Enter from the Salesian school.
Cathedral in Huancayo


Huancayo's cathedral presides over one side of the Plaza de la Constitución. The largest church in the city, it contains a few paintings from the escuela cuzqueña (Cuzco school) of art.