Top things to do in Moquegua

Peruvian in Moquegua

Nautica

Set in a refurbished old house, this modern bistro is about as chic as it gets in Moquegua. It combines one of the most diverse menus in town with a stylish yet laid-back ambience. The speciality is seafood but ther…
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…
Bar in Moquegua

El Bandido

A strange sight in Peru, this cowboy-themed bar seems to fit perfectly with Moquegua’s rough-and-tumble frontier attitude. It's the best place in town to try local pisco – try a pisco sour made with Biondi brand. Al…
Pizza in Moquegua

Vissios Pizzeria

A little more chic than your average pizza joint, Vissios has bright red walls, crisply uniformed waiters and classic photo prints on display. The roaring eat-in, take-out trade is spearheaded by pizzas with overly …
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…
Breakfast in Moquegua

Roda Fruta

Grab your eggs, granola, yogurt and fruit salad in this salubrious breakfast place with casual seating. It also does great juices, sandwiches and empanadas. There’s another branch on the same street on the other sid…