El Carmen District, Chincha Alta

3.5
#10 of 18 in Neighborhoods in Peru
Experience the music, dance, and food of El Carmen District, a cultural hub of Afro-Peruvian culture. Visit the many haciendas in the area with hosts who thrive in representing their culture--often with dancing lessons or an impromptu music performance for guests. Soak up the traditional music and dance through the occasional traditional festivals in the area, and be sure to treat yourself to a meal of local cuisine at nearby restaurants. To visit El Carmen District on your trip to Chincha Alta, use our Chincha Alta trip planner .
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  • It is an old district with a lot of history, unmissable to try its typical dishes, but above all ancient from the black culture of our country, with dances full of joy and color. One can stroll in the Plaza y Armas and find a whole gastronomic fair simple but with flavors at home, especially maintaining the preparation traditions of grandmothers and great-grandmothers, such as dry soup, peanut candy, quince crushing , the neat face of chancho and many other typical dishes, and without missing out to try the cachina and the artisanwines of the area. People are very friendly and full of pride in their roots. Chincha is not an expensive budget place.
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  • Peaceful place, square of large palm trees, with offer of souvenirs, in the afternoon a good picarones fall well in front of the Church.
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