The Central Highlands Sights



Museo Cáceres

Museo Cáceres Review

In Casona Vivanco on the Plaza de Armas, the 17th-century Museo Cáceres honors Andrés Cáceres, an Ayacucho resident and former Peruvian president best known for his successful guerrilla leadership during the 1879–83 War of the Pacific against Chile. His Cáceres Museum is one of the city's best-preserved historic mansions, which today protects a mix of military memorabilia and ancient local artifacts, including stone carvings and ceramics. Note the gallery of colonial-style paintings. The Museo de Arte Religioso Colonial can also be found within these storied walls, and exhibits antique objects from the city's early days.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Casona Vivanco, 28 de Julio 508, Plaza de Armas Ayacucho | Map It
  • Phone: 066/836–166
  • Cost: S/2
  • Hours: Mon.–Fri. 9-1 and 3–5, Sat. 9-1. Closed Sun.
  • Location: Ayacucho
Updated: 11-29-2012

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