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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.
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
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
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
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.
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