Plaza de Armas de Chivay

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RichardK938
West Palm Beach, FL642 contributions
Small Town Square
Apr 2021
Chivay is a nice quiet small town. The church was big but severely damaged by an earthquake and not yet repaired so interior was closed. Still a nice town and town square close to the canyon.
Written May 5, 2021
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Rodders
Sunderland, UK289 contributions
Bus trip
Nov 2019
Nice little plaza, with a wonderful market just round the corner. Grab a tuktuk back to your hotel for couple of Sols.
Written September 14, 2020
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GrahamP113
Witham, UK1,445 contributions
Part of tour
Mar 2020 • Couples
Beautiful square in a very peaceful small village. The place was clean and everyone so friendly. Great place to visit
Written March 1, 2020
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DonCesar
Nuremberg, Germany2,030 contributions
A little more
Feb 2020 • Couples
It’s a plaza... but the statues give it a plus, so it’s not an average one. Colorful statues in each corner, or on 3 of them.
Written February 13, 2020
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yandinazetland
Stonehaven, UK2,605 contributions
Fine square
Sep 2019
The Plaza is the heartbeat of the town with a fine fountain and some gardens and colourful statues. There are some stalls to be seen and locals with their alpacas offering the opportunity for photographs. The church had suffered from earthquake damage but could still be visited.
The market off to the left of the church is well worth a look - not tourist tat but items mainly for the locals - hinges to hat pins.
A fine town surrounded by beautiful scenery.
Written October 18, 2019
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Trevor F
Winsford, UK431 contributions
Nice suprise
Oct 2019 • Couples
Did not expect to find much in Chivay but walking into the nice square was a nice surprise. Lovely homely feel to it and a good looking market. Some sort of festival/dancing when we arrived which was nice. Inevitable tourist traps of souvinier sellers and Alpaca photos but they did not hassle us much at all
Written October 15, 2019
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Johanne
10 contributions
Beautiful site
Sep 2019
Our hotel, Casa Andina Standard Colca, was at a short walking distance from the Plaza de Armas. Beautiful views of the mountains, safe town and great restaurants.
Written October 4, 2019
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AZCasualTraveler
Mesa, AZ1,794 contributions
Small Town Vibe with Great Scenic Views
May 2019
The small town of Chivay is located in a very scenic area - Colca Valley, and also is close-by the the famous Colca Canyon with its Andean Condors. Chivay and the Colca Valley is the location for some of the nicer hotels that are used to visit the Colca Canyon and the surrounding attractions.

The Plaza de Armas de Chivay (or "town center square") is small when compared to the Plaza de Armas de Cusco but it is still nice to visit and walk around to see how the "locals" spend their time. The Plaza has a nice water fountain, many colorful statues, a central cathedral, Chivay city hall, a small mercado, a few restaurants and shops, and nice garden area. Scenic mountains completely surrounds Chivay town and you can feel the "laid back atmosphere" just walking around this area because the whole atmosphere feels so quiet and serene - absolutely no "big city" feel and noise here.

Nice place just to make a short visit and take-in the atmosphere and scenery of this small town located in Colca Valley and see how the locals live in this rural area.
Written August 11, 2019
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Ali921
Edinburgh, UK1,053 contributions
Cute little town
Jul 2019
The town (village maybe ?) is tiny. Takes almost no time to walk around. The square is obviously not as grand as the larger towns but cute enough. What we liked best was the strange statues that they have scattered around the town. The town seemed desperate to create some kind of tourist destination. A least there are no large crowds so it's easy to get some space to yourself. The people were very friendly and genuinely interested to know where you were visiting from.
Written August 8, 2019
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Antonio C.
4 contributions
On the way to Colca Canyon
Jul 2019 • Family
If you are looking to visit the Colca Canyon the best way for our trip was to stay @ Chivay city and next morning go to thw Colca tourist place with a guide.
We were offered to leave from Arequipa but needed to get up early at 3 am
With our two teenagers it will be a total unpleasant experience. But from Chivay we got at early got a delicious breakfast and went to Colca were we were able to see the big Condors flying.
Unbeatable and priceless experience for teenagers that only see these days games and games and at the end of day more games LOL
Good trip
Will do it again if have the money.
Thanks Peru for the nice tourist places that can provide.
Written July 30, 2019
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