Piura attractions

Village in Piura


Located about 55km east of Piura, just before the Sechura Desert starts rising into the Andean slopes, Chulucanas is known Peru-wide for its distinctive ceramics – rounded, glazed, earth-colored pots that depict hum…
Archaeological Site in Piura


Narihualá was the capital of the pre-Inca Tallán culture and is one of the premier archaeological sites around Piura. Covering 6 hectares just south of Catacaos, it's centered on a fairly well preserved adobe fortre…
Village in Piura


A bustling small town 12km southwest of Piura, Catacaos is the self-proclaimed capital of artesanía (handicrafts) in the region. And justifiably so: its arts market is the best in northern Peru. Sprawling for severa…
Museum in Piura

Casa Grau

This restored colonial home is the birthplace of Admiral Miguel Grau, born on July 27, 1834. The house was restored by the Peruvian navy and is now a museum. Admiral Grau was a hero of the War of the Pacific against…
Church in Piura


The cathedral was originally constructed in 1588, when Piura was finally built in its current location. The impressive early 17th-century, gold-covered side altar of the Virgin of Fatima was once the main altar in t…
Museum in Piura

Museo Municipal Vicus

This four-story monolith offers a sparse but decent look into Vicus culture, highlighted by the underground Sala de Oro (admission S4, 9am to 4pm Tuesday to Saturday), where some excellent pieces are displayed, incl…
Monument in Piura

Grau Monument

Miguel María Grau Seminario was a well-known naval hero whose monument in the middle of a major traffic circle is now an urban landmark.
Monument in Piura

Bolognesi Monument

Monument to the Peruvian military hero Francisco Bolognesi Cervantes (1816–80) in the middle of a busy traffic circle.