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Address: Chincha Alta, Peru
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Great food

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2014
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San Francisco, California
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

On the way from Paracas to Lima, this place is totally different from the rest of Peru, with Afro-Peruvian culture. Nice square , relax atmosphere, best food at Afrika Restaurant on the square, gentle people. Do not miss if you are in the area.

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Lima, Peru
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 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
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 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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8 attraction reviews
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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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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2012

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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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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Address: Chincha Alta, Peru
Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Ica Region  >  Chincha Alta

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