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El Carmen District

Chincha Alta, Peru
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Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
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Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
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Lima, Peru
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

You have to try sopa seca y mancha pecho the principal dish of the local cuisine. The typical restaurants are country type but very nice.

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Lima, Peru
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

I headed to El Carmen (with a combi, not a taxi, from Chincha Alta - simply S/6 or less) with no plans, but simply the intention to understand the Afro - Peruvian culture, much of which - music, dance, and food is hardly catalogued online or in any touristic institution in Lima, in spite of its heavy influence on Peruvian... More 

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Lima, Peru
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

The black people from Peru live here and Amador Ballumbrosio was an important musician for afroamerican music. His sons are also famous musicians in Europe as well.

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Bucharest, Romania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2012 via mobile

El Carmen is a hidden gem. Few foreigners know about this town that is known as the soul of Afro-Peruvian music. They have beautiful people and lively traditional festivals within a 2 hour car ride from Lima. Definitely worth a visit. Unfortunately, the lodging is very lacking.

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Oakland, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2012

I've been visiting the District of El Carmen in Chincha, Perú almost annually since 2005 to immerse myself in the Spanish language and to explore the black cultural experience. I stayed with a prominent family of the late, great maestro, Amador Ballumbrosio, master of Afro-Peruvian music and dance. Today, his adult children are carrying on his legacy. Inside the Ballumbrosio... More 

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