Formerly called Huamanga, Ayacucho is the capital of the eponymous department located in the central Andes in southern Peru. It is a city with a rich cultural heritage. Its streets, old town houses and beautiful colonial churches embrace a religious fervour that reaches its peak during Easter Week.

General facts

Altitude: 2, 746 m.a.s.l.

Climate: Temperate and dry all year.

The rainy season runs from November to March

Average annual temperature: 15 °C by day, 0 °C at night

Transport from Lima: Bus, car, air