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Reviewed May 19, 2019

The plaza has the well maintained old church on one side, and it is the gathering place to talk with friendly local people.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Richard M
Reviewed November 27, 2018 via mobile

The townspeople are welcoming and friendly. But they go about their business without hassles. Doesn’t feel like a tourist town. No one tried to sell us anything. Even in the nearby marketplace. Very refreshing.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank bwbeaird
Reviewed August 23, 2018

Chivay is a town in the Colca valley, located at about 3,658 m / 12,000 ft above sea level and lies upstream of the renowned Colca Canyon.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Bob H
Reviewed July 9, 2018

The central square seems to contain most of what there is to see here. The square is just that - four walkways bounded by shops (travel companies, coffee bars, souvenirs), a cobbled/ flagged roadway and a central little park with walkways and grassed areas. The...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Andy F
Reviewed June 2, 2018 via mobile

This is a nice little place but our visit was spoilt by the local strike action in the area by hindering travel . Not very good for the area

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank HomerJSimpson01
Reviewed May 1, 2018 via mobile

Nicely maintained central area, with hedges defining a pattern around the square. Nice central water fountain feature. Attractive decorative columns with Condor sculptures on top around the sides. Lots of bench seating to rest a while and soak up the sun, but don’t forget the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed March 11, 2018

I cam here several times and each time there was the same feeling. Relaxed. Locals. A little bit of fun. Alpacas. Yes there are women dressed in traditional costume with alpacas but if you want a photo, they'll expect around 2 soles as payment. And...More

Date of experience: December 2017
2  Thank urbandrifter
Reviewed December 19, 2017

chivay is not a large place so wherever you are staying in town you can not be far from plaza de armas its interesting and picturesque well worth a look at

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank anthonyjames1000
Reviewed November 8, 2017 via mobile

While only small there is history and beauty in the square. Surrounded by historic buildings and the church it has a fountain in the middle, mature trees and well tended gardens. There are shops and restaurants around.

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank AfricaEddie
Reviewed July 9, 2017

very nice plaza, consists many authentical statues and much more than what can be expected in so small town.

Date of experience: June 2017
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