Moquegua attractions

Museum in Moquegua

Museo Contisuyo

Located on the site of the former cathedral, this museum funded by a multinational mining company is an excellent little repository of local archaeological artifacts. Inside you'll find wonderful pottery, textiles, …
Park in Moquegua

Parque Cristo Blanco

A park on a cliff high above the town is dominated by the Cristo Blanco, a white statue of Christ raised in 2002. There are swinging seats, a knee-wobbling suspension bridge, and expansive views over the Moquegua oa…
Church in Moquegua

Iglesia Matriz

The town’s oldest church collapsed during a massive earthquake in 1868. It's front wall has been reconstructed sans bell tower and fronts the plaza; the only original wall that remains standing is the 8m stretch run…
Archaeological Site in Moquegua

Geoglifos Chen Chen

Located just 1.5km from town, these large carvings in the mountainside show a collection of llamas or alpacas and are attributed to Tiwanaku settlers who moved into the area from the high surrounding mountains aroun…
Church in Moquegua

Catedral Santa Catalina

Have a peek inside Catedral Santa Catalina, which houses the body of 18th-century St Fortunata, whose hair and nails are said to be still growing. The church formerly played second fiddle in town but when the origin…
Historic Building in Moquegua

Casa Posada de Teresa Podesta

At one corner of the Plaza de Armas, the Casa Posada de Teresa Podesta is a stately colonial mansion with its innards still intact. It's also known as the Casa Chocana. It's sometimes open for visits but had been cl…