The North Coast and Northern Highlands Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in The North Coast and Northern Highlands - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Glaciar Pastoruri

  • Geological Site

A popular day trip from Huaraz is a visit to the Pastoruri Glacier, where you can hike around the.9 square km (0.3 square mile) glacier.

Jirón José Olaya

  • Historic District/Site

To see Huaraz's colonial remnants, head to Jirón José Olaya, a pedestrian-only street where several houses with handsome facades still...

Mercado Central

  • Market/Bazaar

For a pungent look at Andean culture, head to this market, where you'll see fruits and vegetables grown only in the highlands as well...

Mirador de Retaquenua

  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

The lookout point has an excellent view of Huaraz, the Río Santa, and the surrounding mountains. It's a 45-minute walk up, and the directions...

Museo Arqueológico de Ancash

  • Museum/Gallery

Some very unique items are displayed here, including a mummified baby and teenager, created by covering the dead with salt, muña (wild...

Plaza de Armas

  • Plaza/Square/Piazza

Every few years, as a new mayor is elected, the town gets an updated Plaza de Armas and thanks to a recent mayor, who removed a gigantic,...

Wilcahuaín

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Some 8 km (5 miles) north of Huaraz, this small archaeological site contains a Wari temple, dating back to AD 1100, which resembles the...

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