Plaza de Armas, Yanque

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Don't miss Plaza de Armas, a vibrant square and the epicenter of activity at the heart of this charming, quiet village. From the square, visit the small local community cathedral dating back to the late 18th century, a museum, and several alfresco cafes. Several handicraft vendors selling souvenirs and textiles populate the square every day, as well as local people walking llamas and alpacas around for photo opportunities. Take your camera along, as you'll have stunning views of the nearby mountain vista from the square. Put Plaza de Armas into our Yanque day trip planning app to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Yanque.
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  • We had to wait our ride here and it was really nice. In the square there are ol ladies selling local stuff, mostly made of lama/alpaca wool. And plus, there's a group of kids in traditional clothes si...  more »
  • With the tour we stopped at this cute and well kept village, Church, shops selling local handicraft Pisco etc. Stop 20 min; you could take pictures with Eagles alpacas.
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  • It is this place you can appreciate how they lived in the past since it is very little intervened, the Church of the place is very beautiful where you can take photos with Eagles and flames
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An established cultural tourism spot for groups and solo adventurers, the small town of Yanque offers comfortable accommodations for visitors, but in relatively small supply. Guesthouses providing bed and board represent the most common of style of accommodations in town; choose from newly built and old, characterful options. Cross Rio Colca, and you'll find a couple of eco-lodges around the hot springs, offering spa facilities, bars, and onsite restaurants. Head back to the main regional road for a selection of simple bed and breakfasts and small hotels.
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