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
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Moquegua Attractions Beyond the City
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Moquegua Festivals
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