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Chivay, Peru
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 9 November 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.

1  Thank EddieO466
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Reviewed 14 March 2015

one of the many plaza de armas in peru but this is very tiny so we have loved it since the first glance. stop there and enjoy watching the daily life passing in front of your eyes

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All reviews small town above sea level shops and restaurants locals corner souvenirs fountain condor soles
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Reviewed 24 August 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.

Thank Bob H
Reviewed 9 July 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

Thank Andy F
Reviewed 2 June 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

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Reviewed 2 May 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

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Reviewed 12 March 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

Thank UrbanDrifter
Reviewed 20 December 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

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Reviewed 9 November 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.

1  Thank EddieO466
Reviewed 9 July 2017

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

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Reviewed 24 February 2017

Driving into Chivay is a beautiful experience. The scenery is something else, you are also going up and down and zig zagging down mountain roads to get here. This would be a good enough place to stop the night if you are doing the Colca...More

Thank malnit56
Reviewed 2 January 2017

I visited Chivay during their festival celebration - when the townspeople danced and played instruments outside for the duration of my stay. They were dancing and playing for more than 7 hours a day!!!! And this plaza was where the ornaments and main activities were...More

Thank Megan E
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