The Central Highlands Sights

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Ayacucho 10

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Tarma 4

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Baños Termales de San Cristóbal

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Locals believe that these hot-spring mineral baths, found in the tree-covered slopes north of town, have healing powers. Hundreds of...

Feria Dominical

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The Sunday Feria Dominical market attracts artists and shoppers from all the mountain towns. It's a good place to browse for local crafts—although...

Iglesia de San Francisco

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Begun in 1673, the Iglesia de San Francisco took nearly a century to complete. The dual white towers and red stone doorway—carved with...

Instituto Nacional de Cultura

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The best place for contacts on local culture in Huancavelica is the Instituto Nacional de Cultura, which offers language, music, and...

Plaza de Armas

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Huancavelica's Plaza de Armas is the main gathering place and a wonderful example of colonial architecture. Across from the plaza is...