Moquegua

( 1.410 meters) above sea level

 

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Ocean and countryside

This region has ravines, rock formations and deserts. Its soil is perfect for agriculture. Since colonial times, its mansions and streets have survived terrible natural disasters. Its picturesque towns are home to centuries-old mills. Its valleys are full of good fruit, olives and prawns, and it produces unique Pisco and wine.

Moquegua is near to both the ocean and the countryside.

Find out more about Moquegua

Living culture, pleasure and nature:

Beach enthusiasts, history aficionados and lovers of the winemaking tradition and nature.

  • Location: It is located both by the coast and in the mountains, in the southeast of Peru. It has ravines and valleys, as well as rocky, desert regions.
  • Size: 15,734 km2 (6,075 sq.miles).

Routes & length of stay

 2 Days

 (Minimum

recommended
length of stay)

  • ½ Day:Historic centre, City Tour Package, Pisco route 

            Chen Chen geoglyphs,Cerro Baúl archaeological site 

  • 1 Day:Samegua district, Torata, Cuajone Copper mine 

          Carumas, Cuchumbaya and San Cristóbal – Calacoa Valleys 

         Hot Springs – Putina, Punta de Coles, Northern beaches,

          Southern    beaches, Boliviamar beach 

  • 2 Days:Omate valley  (Includes: Omate Water Driven Mills and Señor de las Piedades)
 

Recommended for

recomendaciones

There are several, small picturesque towns dotting the department of Moquegua such as Torata with its impressive eighteenth century mills that still use stone to grind and its homes with slanted roofs and the fertile valleys like that of Omate, famous for its fruit and river shrimp. The port of Ilo is the main industrial dock for southern Peru, and the beaches down in this part of the coastline are of fine, white sand broken now and again by spectacular cliffs and rock formations.

What to eat?

In Moquegua you eat well, and that its citizens have a reputation for having good taste for culinary tasting, pastry and wine tasting, pisco, spirits and macerated. With unwavering tradition the art of tasting and preparation has remained almost intact, with local recipes passed down from generation to generation, some with more than three hundred years.

What to buy?

comprar

Life moves at a slower pace in cities like Moquegua that is characterized by its traditional houses with slanted roofs, its sunny climate the whole year long, and the production of excellent piscos, fruit, and desserts. The Main Square is decorated with a fountain designed by Gustave Eiffel, and in the Cathedral of Santo Domingo, the inhabitants venerate the bodily remains of Santa Fortunata, a martyr from the first centuries of Christianity.

Typical dishes Moquegua

Cuy Frito: Exquisite typical prepared based on ground corn and covered with grilled fried cuy dish.

Chicharron de chancho:The fried pork or pork is a typical meal in southern Peru , is easy to prepare and does not require long cooking . It is made with pieces of pork, served with sweet potatoes, boiled potatoes and mote ; You can also add creole sauce and lettuce.

Moquegua Attractions in the City
Chocano House – Peru excursions

Chocano House – Peru excursions

Visiting Hours : Mon – Fri 8.00 am – 6.00 pm. Location : Áncash street, block 4. Moquegua Built in the 19th century. The façade has high walls, made entirely from stone but without the mud coating that was commonly...

House of the 10 Windows – Peru traditions

House of the 10 Windows – Peru traditions

Visiting Hours : Mon – Fri 8.00 am – 1.00 pm and 4.00 pm – 7.00 pm. Location : On the corner of Ayacucho and Tacna streets. Moquegua The design is typical of this period of local architecture, with...

Contisuyo Museum – Moquegua attractions

Contisuyo Museum – Moquegua attractions

Visiting Hours : Mon – Sun 9.00 am – 1.00 pm and 2.30 pm – 5.30 pm. Location : Tacna No 294. Moquegua Built in 1994 within the ruins of the Santa Catalina de Alejandría mother church. The museum...

Santo Domingo Church – Religious tours

Santo Domingo Church – Religious tours

Visiting Hours : Monday – Saturday 7.00 am – 12.00 pm and 4.00 pm to 7.00 pm. Location : Ayacucho street, block 6. Moquegua Initially, a mother church was built in Moquegua, known as Santa Catalina de Alejandria, which...

Moquegua Plaza de Armas – Moquegua tours

Moquegua Plaza de Armas – Moquegua tours

Visiting Hours : Open during the day and night. Location : Centre of Moquegua. Moquegua The plaza’s fountain was built in Paris, and is said to have been designed by French engineer Gustav Eiffel. The fountain was installed in...

Moquegua Attractions Beyond the City
Chen Chen Geoglyphs – Archaeological

Chen Chen Geoglyphs – Archaeological

  Visiting Hours : Daytime. Location : 1.5 km south of Moquegua, on the road to Toquepala. Moquegua Most of the figures are zoomorphic, with a few that are geometric. Due to its location, it is believed that the...

Cerro Baúl Archaeological – Peru tours

Cerro Baúl Archaeological – Peru tours

Visiting Hours : Daytime. Location : 18 km north-west of Moquegua (20 minutes by car). Moquegua The name comes from the shape of the mountain, which resembles a trunk or chest. A small walled city of Wari origin (600...

Torata District – Peru tours

Torata District – Peru tours

Visiting Hours : Daytime. Location : 24 km from Moquegua (25 minutes by car or 40 minutes using public transport). Moquegua Highlights include the houses with traditional gabled roofs, the parish church, vice-royalty era stone windmills and the Sabaya...

Samegua District – Somegua tours

Samegua District – Somegua tours

Visiting Hours : Daytime. Location : 5 km north-east of Moquegua (10 minutes by car). Moquegua The biggest avocado producing area in Peru. Visitors can also take in the Chen Chen geoglyphs of  the Tiahuanaco Civilization, which depict camelids...

The Pisco Route – Moquegua attractions

The Pisco Route – Moquegua attractions

Visiting Hours : Daytime. Location : Moquegua valley. Moquegua Moquegua is a special place where excellent piscos are made in the wineries located in the valley’s countryside. The Pisco Route helps visitors to get to know the ancient colonial...

Moquegua Festivals
Sweet Festival Moquegua

Sweet Festival Moquegua

Begins: octuber -13 Ends: octuber -14  Population and visitors can sample the region of gingerbread Sweet Festival  Penco, alfajores, rosquetes, nougat, rosquetes , among other delicacies. A variety of products will be exhibited, among sweets, cakes and panels as...

Anniversary moquegua

Anniversary moquegua

Begins: November -25 Ends: November -25 The southern Peruvian city dresses up to celebrate the anniversary. Among the festivities are organized food festivals with the best moqueguana food, contest dances, tours of the region , artistic performances and ,...

Tinka party Marking Cattle -(Moquegua)

Tinka party Marking Cattle -(Moquegua)

Celebration date: February- 25 In this party in Moquegua, different peasant communities, with folk bands and multiple dances , emphasizing among them ” La Tinka ” meet ; and then make the marking of cattle , through a ring...

Moquegua Tourism Week – Excursions Peru

Moquegua Tourism Week – Excursions Peru

  Moquegua Begins: 20-November Ends: 25-November The anniversary of the founding of Moquegua is celebrated on 25 November, offering visitors tours of the main attractions of the area, as well as mountain bike races and hanggliding contests.

Festival of Santa Fortunata – Moquegua festivals

Festival of Santa Fortunata – Moquegua festivals

Moquegua Begins: 14-October-2014 Ends: 14-October-2014 Worshippers arrive from all over the region in order to participate in the procession in honour of Saint Fortunata, the patron saint of Moquegua. Fairs and artistic, cultural, and recreational shows are held in her honour.

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