One of the most beautiful cities in the country: spectacular colonial architecture, spectacular surrounding mountains (above 2750 meters elevation). Ayacucho stands out for its works of art (pre-Hispanic, colonial and Creole), arranged in churches, temples, mansions and other stately buildings (colonial art); and blooming in the markets (local art). The best thing for the visitor is to walk aimlessly, marveling at its streets and buildings, and enjoying its warm inhabitants.
As if that were not enough, the capital of the homonymous department lives and breathes history in abundance: near here the final battle was fought leading to proclaim the independence from the Kingdom of Spain (December 9, 1824). You can visit this place, the Historical Sanctuary of the Pampa de Quinua (32 km from Ayacucho), where a monument/obelisk stands in the center of a grassy esplanade. But before that there was more (much more), obviously... From the settlements of pre-Inca civilizations to the arrival of the "conquistadores"... Here we are not going to dwell too much (come and learn yourself!), I will just mention that the Wari (or Huari) Empire was born in these lands, which expanded to the north and south and stood out for the quality of its work with textiles, ceramics, metals and stone (years 1100-1400 AD). 20 km from Ayacucho (on the road that goes to Quinua) is located the Archaeological Site of Wari, which was once one of the largest urban centers in Peru. In addition to walking through that landscape shared by wari ruins and cacti, there is a very interesting museum. Definitely, Ayacucho is a place to stop for lovers of history.