Chincha The word comes from “Chinchay” or “Cinca” meaning “Juaguar”. “Chinchay” (Juaguar) was the god Care Chincha.

For sightseeing in the city of Chincha

The Peruvian city of Chincha is the capital of both the district and the province Chincha Alta Chincha in Ica region. The city of Chincha, is 200 kilometers south of Lima.

Art and music black Chincha

Chincha is known in Peru as the capital of black art. Chincha has an Afro-Peruvian population in the neighborhood of El Carmen, dances and dances that comes from the era of slavery, such as the celebration, the landau, stomping, panalivio and counterpoint, are practiced using percussion instruments such as the drawer, maracas, tejoles , guiro and the jawbone of an ass.


House Hacienda San José


15 km southeast of the city of Chincha (20 minutes drive)

Its construction dates from the late seventeenth century. The plantation house maintains the warm and traditional style of the older properties on the south coast.
Its main attractions are the baroque altar of the chapel and the underground gallery by which slaves were taken blindfolded to prevent his escape.
It was owned by the Jesuits, built in the late eighteenth century, retains all the splendor of the colonial era. Located in the neighborhood of El Carmen, the last bastion of blackness in Peru. They emphasize its beautiful portals and large patio where the yokes, plows, carts wheels, etc. One of the main attractions is an underground gallery where slaves led blindfolded so they could not escape his fate. This house belonged to Don Agustin Salazar, after passing power to his son the Earl of Carrillo, who was murdered by his slaves.


Huaca La Centinela


It is 8 km from the Pan-American Highway (approximately 8 minutes drive from the city of Chincha), northwest of Tambo de Mora.

This archaeological site is attributed to the ancient chinchanos (1200 AD-1450 AD), who had built before being conquered by the Incas, who modified the structure incorporating some elements of Inca architecture.



Sanctuary of the Melchorita


A 10 km from the city of Chincha (15 minutes drive)

Saravia Melchora Tasayco, better known as La Melchorita was a Franciscan tertiary great devotee of Santa Rosa de Lima; He emulate, built a chapel at home and devoted himself to caring for the poor and sick, was a pious spirit and kind soul. It was much loved and respected by all the locals, who after his death on December 4, 1951, they took home as a center of worship. In the now shrine, made of reeds and mats, you can see the bed of leafy trees where we slept. To the people of Chincha, there is no doubt of his holiness.


Carmen District



A 10 km south of the city of Chincha (15 minutes drive)

This site was created to house the former slaves and their descendants. The slaves arrived from as far away as Senegal, Guinea, Congo and Angola. They were transferred to the Peruvian coast during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, to meet the manpower needs of the estates of St. Joseph and St. Regis. They were devoted to the cultivation of cotton, sugar cane and vines.





Petroglyphs Huancor


You will find located on the shore of the San Juan river 31 km. Chincha Alta and 50 meters from the road to the interior, is one of the archaeological remains of great importance because it keeps no less than 30 centuries of history of the brave straps.
Nearly a thousand figures represented in stones Huancor, we speak of hegemony, and the houses of the first settlers of the valley of Chincha, in the murals on the stones, we are taught that you chinchas were sailors and fishermen more besides celebrity for traders, farmers and eminent workers.



One of the most popular and important tourist destinations Chincha beaches is Jahuai. Its present name derives from Jaqui, which means place with water, because there was a spring puquio extinct. Other beaches in Chincha are: Perla, Carrizal, La Viña del Mar, Playa Shift Totoritas



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