Museum in Huaraz

Museo Regional de Ancash

The Museo Regional de Ancash houses one of the most significant collections of ancient stone sculptures in South America. Small but interesting, it has a few mummies, some trepanned skulls and a garden of stone mono…
Zoologic in Huaraz

Piscigranja de Truchas

At the trout hatchery Piscigranja de Truchas, you can see the stages of the trout-hatching process from eggs to adults. By the entrance, the Recreo de los Jardínes serves trout for lunch. It’s a half-hour walk from …
Ruins in Huaraz

Monumento Nacional Wilkahuaín

This small Wari ruin about 8km north of Huaraz is remarkably well preserved, dating from about AD 600 to 900. It’s an imitation of the temple at Chavín done in the Tiwanaku style. Wilkahuaín means ‘grandson’s house’…
Memorial in Yungay

Campo Santo

The site of old Yungay (Yungay Viejo), Campo Santo is marked by a towering white statue of Christ standing on a knoll and overlooking the path of the aluvión. Flower-filled gardens top the hill, with occasional grav…
Museum in Chavín de Huántar

Museo Nacional de Chavín

This outstanding museum funded jointly by the Peruvian and Japanese governments, houses most of the intricate and horrifyingly carved tenon heads from Chavín de Huántar, as well as the magnificent Tello Obelisk, ano…
Archaeological Site in Chavín de Huántar

Chavín de Huántar

The quintessential site of the Mid–Late Formative Period (c 1200–500 BC), Chavín de Huántar is the most intriguing of the many relatively independent, competitive ceremonial centers constructed throughout the centra…
in Chavín de Huántar

Museo Nacional de Chavín

Architecture in Huaraz

Jirón José Olaya

On the east side of town, Jirón José Olaya is the only street that remained intact through the earthquakes and provides a glimpse of what old Huaraz looked like; go on Sunday when a street market sells regional food…
in Huaraz & the Cordilleras

Cooperative Artesanal Don Baso

The Cooperative Artesanal Don Baso has a large workshop here where you can see adolescents busy creating superior-quality carvings, ceramics, sculptures, furniture and other crafts.
Viewpoint in Huaraz

Mirador de Retaqeñua

Mirador de Retaqeñua is about a 45-minute walk southeast of the center and has great views of the city and its mountainous backdrop. It’s best to take a S15 taxi here as robberies have been reported on the trail.