Huaraz Travel Guide

Culture

Museum and the arts

Huaraz is home to some museums. Across from Main Square is located the Archaeological Museum of Ancash. This museum presents three levels divided in four rooms, and in each one, there is an exhibition of cultural manifestations made by the different human groups have inhabited the Ancash Region. At this museum there is the Monolithic Park, that is considered the biggest stone park in South America.

Huaraz also is home of the Cultural Center of Huaraz that became a new arts hub. It opened in 2012 and it is considered one of the biggest theaters of Peru.

Cuisine

The cuisine of Huaraz is considered to be one of the most recognized in the Peruvian Andes. Among the most popular dishes are Picante de Cuy (a roasted guinea pig in a sauce of red spices, served with bold potatoes), Llunca de gallina (a chicken soup prepared with bold wheat and yellow spices), Charqui de Chancho and res (roasted pork and beef salted and dried), Pachamanca (a dish prepared on the ground with hot stones, made of different kind of meats as beef, chicken, pork with baked corn and potatoes), Pataska (a hot soup, made with boiled corn and pork or beef skin), Ceviche and Chocho (raw fish marinated in lemon juice served with chocho, a typical cereal), the Jamón Huaracino (salty and dried ham). There are some desserts like Api de Calabaza (sweet cream made of mashed pumpkin) and beverages, such as Chicha de Jora (sour yellow corn).

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  • El Tumi

    Having Inkaland Treks - Private Day Tours, Plaza de Armas and Lake Churup conveniently placed near the three and half star hotel, El Tumi; this hotel is perfectly located...

  • Hotel La Joya

    Having Inkaland Treks - Private Day Tours, Plaza de Armas and Lake Churup ideally placed nearby the three star hotel, Hotel La Joya; this hotel is appropriately located i...

  • La Casa de Zarela

    Spotted within Huaraz, La Casa de Zarela is conveniently positioned around Plaza de Armas, Inkaland Treks - Private Day Tours and Lake Churup. Additional prominent attrac...

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