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Huaraz Travel Guide

Best of Huaraz

The main places of interest in Huaraz are:

Museo Amauta de Arte Ancashino (Ancash Art Museum): Unique exhibition of typical outfits from several villages of Callejón de Huaylas and Callejón de Conchucos, which are more than 100 years old.

Waullac: Located five minutes drive, around twenty minutes walk from Huaraz, the origins of the archaeological remains of Waullac are probably Wari. The remains comprise stone structures with five elevated chambers.

Monterrey: Located 7 km from Huaraz and about 5 minutes drive. Famous for its landscapes and hot springs for the treatment of rheumatic illnesses.

Yungay: Located 2 500 m.a.s.l. and 55 km north of Huaraz, this city lies at the foot of the famous snow-capped Mount Huascarán. The name of this city comes from the Quechua word Yunga that means "warm lands". The old city was buried by an alluvion in 1 979, however it was rebuilt 1,5 km away from its original location. It is from here that the road leading to the Llanganuco lagoons starts.

Callejón de Huaylas: Vast Andean valley spreading across 200 km, between the Cordillera Blanca and the Cordillera Negra, The Santa River that has its source at the Conococha Lagoon 4 100 m.a.s.l., crosses the entire valley skirting the most picturesque cities and villages, the most important of which are Recuay, Huaraz, Carhuaz, Yungay and Caraz. location. It is from here that the road leading to the Llanganuco lagoons starts.

Willcahuain: This entirely stone-made temple with superposed platforms is located some 35 minutes drive, about 3 h walk from Huaraz. There is a series of galleries inside it. This temple dates from the year 900 AD and is a clear evidence of the Wari influence on the region.


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