Plaza de Armas de Chivay, Chivay

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Stop and rest at Plaza de Armas de Chivay. Like all Plaza de Armas in South America, this site represents the main square of the village surrounded by imposing mountains. Grab a bite in one of the restaurants, have a drink, and watch the people gathering in the square. The small, quaint plaza is full of shops and vendors selling souvenirs, trinkets, and snacks. Visit the village church, watch the street performers singing and dancing, or just sit back and take in the lively square atmosphere. Add Plaza de Armas de Chivay and other attractions to your Chivay trip itinerary using our Chivay trip planner .
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  • While only small there is history and beauty in the square. Surrounded by historic buildings and the church it has a fountain in the middle, mature trees and well tended gardens. There are shops and r...  more »
  • We arrived at Chivay in the front door. A door-shaped arch where the name of this town. The place was in full operation with local dances presented by the children of the village school. A way for them to raise some money for a school trip told us, our local guide. On this site you will find many craft stalls, sellers of fruit and vegetables, of stones semi precious and many other things. Residents in local costumes, very often accompanied by pets will offer to take pictures for a few pennies. A good time.
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  • Village nestled in the heart of the Valley of colca, beautiful place, friendly people. The place has several restaurants and is also the point where get the public transport. It is worth visiting it.
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Most of Chivay's sleeping options are charming family-run guesthouses, located along the town's main residential streets. Head out of town to find a selection of eco-friendly lodges and hotels set in scenic, remote valleys, easily accessible by car along the main regional roads.
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