Obelisco de la Pampa de la Quinua, Ayacucho

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Discover a slice of South America's history at Obelisco de la Pampa de la Quinua, built on the site of what was considered the final battle for Peruvian independence. Today, you can walk through the actual battlefield, view the memorials, and read about the battle. Climb up the obelisk for vistas of the surrounding area, but keep in mind the ladders and staircases are narrow and difficult to climb. With our world travel planner, Ayacucho attractions like Obelisco de la Pampa de la Quinua can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • The obelisc stands on the pampa of Quinua. There are no big buildings or trees or structures around it, so the obelisc looks big and massive. It is definitely beautiful althought it is simple from ins...  more »
  • Did'n t expect a lot, but it was a very interesting​ experience. You should do it with guide, and should read up on your revolutionary Latin American history. We did it with a tour agency from Ayacuch...  more »
  • I was just here two weeks ago with friends. This is a must see place if you are into history. Located at about 11,000 feet of altitude, this broad open plain is where all of South America finally won ...  more »