El Obelisco y la Pampa de Quinua. Deben ser visitados, mas q nada por la significancia historica de este lugar para la independencia no solo peruana pero sudamericana de Espana. Desde el Obelisco, creado para recordar a los caidos en la batalla de Ayacucho, se puede admirar la pampa y en su vastidad uno puede solo tratar de imaginar el derroche de...more
You'll need to book a day trip with an agency We used Warpa Picchu Eco-Aventura (Portal Independencia 66). The tour was good but the guide Pierre from Belgium was a bit tiring after a while.The visit to the ruins is usually combined with a look at the Quinua flat where a battle sealed the independence of Peru and a top in the village of Quinua.The...more
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Arranged around a courtyard, this restaurant is quite popular with the few tourists who made it to Ayacucho.It serves typical local food as well as more sedate western options. The asparagus soup was made with powder, not surprising.I decided to try an extreme local dish: fried guinea pig (cuy). It came with potatoes and mashed avocado, was cut in...more
The traditional ayacuchano bread is called the "chapla", and is akin to a puff-bread and looks like an inflated pita, but is far tastier. They come in two sizes and styles: a small, rougly fist -sized one and a larger variety very lightly flavored with anise seeds.On Jiron 9 de Diciembre, half a block from the main plaza, you'll find a nondescript...more
Hello people ,the friday night partys are getting famous in Ayacucho. People bring theire friends , volunteers from projects come here to relax and have some fun , everybodys welcome.You have to bring your own booze , we dont sell at the partyspot , food is included , every week we make a differnt dish. entrance fee 2,- sollife music by local...more
There are several night clubs on M Caceres. The local rich kids will go there for a night of beer, cigarettes and dancing.Can't remember the one we tried. Ask your hotel for info on the different clubs and the music but it is usually a mix of US/UK pop and local Peruvian pop. Quite casualmore
Ayacucho to/from Andahuaylas = 10 hours and 25 soles no paved roads at all. Bus company is Los Chankas. Take warm clothes and a good book (and your camera at the ready because the scenery is very beautiful)Ayacucho to/from Lima = in 2005 you could do most of the distance on the Lima-Cusco bus. You'll have to get off the bus in the middle of nowhere...more
Ayacucho used to be somewhat off-the-beaten-path due to the poor road conditions and long travel time. However, via the fully-paved "Via Libertadores" the trip now can be done in about 8 hours by car & a bit more by bus.By bus, there are numerous lines covering the route daily, but most people travel overnight. You don't see much, but you don't...more
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El mercado artesanal es increiblemente rico en variedad y muy bueno en precios. Todos los puestos estan llenos de fabricantes y no hay intermediarios lo q los hace mejor aun puesto estamos ayudando a las pequeñas empresas de indios artesanos. Desde juegos de ajedrez hasta huevitos y catedrales, se va a querer llevar todo al verlo. Felizmente, a...more
This Plaza a bit outside the town centre has several weaver shops. They do fantastic pieces that go from cheap to very, very pricey. The quality is amazing and the weaving very very fine.My biggest regret was not having bought a medium size tapestry to hang. I did not see the same quality anywhere and it was just a fraction more expensive than the...more
La artesania en Ayacucho es increible, y solo es mejorada por sus excelentes precios. Las catedrales son para la suerte, al igual q lo hacen en Arequipa con los kenkos o en Puno con los Toritos de Pucara. Esta version Ayacuchana despliega su influencia española, el cura siempre es español y los feligreses indios, q se mezcla con temas indios, la iglesia es colorida con colores de la zona. El acabado es hermoso, y vale la pena ir por callejuelas y simplemente observar los techos y quedarse mirando las catedrales q alli llevan (a mas grande la catedral, la mas suerte q se pide, y la mas altura social de la familia q ahi vive)
While leaving the a bull fight in Ayacucho, I was pick pocketed. The third time in four weeks that I was robbed in Peru; I was mugged in Lima, my Visa card was stolen in Ica and I was pickpocketed in Ayocucho.
The Peruvians are very warm and nice people. However, they think all gringos are rich and stupid; And fair game.
But I am neither as rich as they think nor as stupid. I caught them red handed.
Even though I had caught them, I immediately wrote the wallet off. But I got it back. Then I wrote the $$$ off. But I got that back too. Who have thunk it.
The police dragged two older men away with me following along saying "Esta Bueno Esta Bueno Let them go, let them go" because you have to be a good sport about it.
Try this local Ayacucho dish. It is mostly served on Sundays but you may find it another day. It's a hearty soup of white corn and pork meat. It looks gross with bits of fat and skin still with some hairs on but it tastes great! Just push the yucky bits on one side and enjoy the broth, corn and meaty bits. Very very nourishing and mega...more