Huaraz attractions

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 (square temples on raised platforms)…
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 lined up in a garden out back. Most of them are from the Recuay culture (400 BC–AD 600) and th…
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. Unfortunately, robberies in the area in recent years have made walking here less e…
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…
Zoo 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…