Ayacucho town, Ayacucho

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Take a break from Inca trails and visit Ayacucho town, a thoroughly modern city center and vibrant hub of activity, culture, and history. The city houses 33 churches, each one representing a year of Jesus Christ’s life, but the impressive main cathedral at the heart of town stands out. Facilities, such as money exchange bureaus, free WiFi around park benches, and a tourist center all combine to remove the stress from your visit. Check the schedule of events, as the town frequently hosts parades through its streets. Plan to visit Ayacucho town during your Ayacucho vacation using our convenient Ayacucho travel itinerary planner.
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  • August 14, 2017
    The city itself has facades of old, beautiful buildings, monuments such as the Arc de Triomphe, the churches and statues are very striking. There are streets where you can find several shops (restaurants, entertainment centres and shopping).
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  • August 6, 2017
    Narrow streets, colonial buildings, city of churches, mansions that retained its original architecture, but air of modernity. Assembly and 28 de Julio avenues are the main, where one finds diversity of local (food, clothing, pharmacies, etc.), who may well get you out of trouble. One can learn to foot the main attractions within the city in a whole morning or afternoon. It is advisable to do so early because some churches and mansions close in the evening, especially weekends.
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  • August 3, 2017
    The square I liked, reminded me of the Cusco. It is quiet and nice to rest awhile in one of their seats. In the surroundings you will find the mamachas with their traditional costume preparing Muyuchi, I recommend it if you like coconut and the sesame seeds, it is rich and cheap, there are lots of S /. 1.50 - S /. 2.00 around, there are quite a few restaurants overlooking the square.
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The colonial-era streets of Ayacucho house atmospheric and sensitively restored hotels and family-run inns. Larger hotels built in recent times provide a wider range of facilities and services, including pools, restaurants, and bars. Informal and budget-friendly guesthouses fit in neatly with the look of private homes and stores on the residential streets in town, providing particularly good options for budget-conscious visitors who want to delve into the rich culture of everyday Ayacucho.
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