The department of Apurimac is located in the Andean region of the country comprising an area of ​​about 20,891.79 square kilometers. This is the territory where the harried population of the chankas settled during the pre-Inca times.

At a tourist level, the department of Apurimac has an interesting range of tourist attractions for the practice of archaeological tourism, among which we can mention:

Archaeological complex of Curamba - It is located in the province of Andahuaylas. It is an administrative center of Inca origin. In this stand out structures such as the Inca Monte, where metallurgical furnaces are located; besides the Pyramid of Curamba that is considered a Ushnu.

Sondor archaeological complex - This is a ceremonial center of Inca origin that is located in the province of Andahuaylas. In this one it stands out a well-known building with the name of Muyu Muyu, this is a promontory in which a pyramidal structure of eight platforms is found.

Archaeological complex of Saywite - It is located in the district of Curahuasi in Abancay. This occupies an approximate area of ​​2 hectares in which there are important samples of Inca lithic art, together with spaces destined for ritual purposes.

In addition to the previous ones, Apurímac presents attractive sites for those interested in ecological tourism such as:

The Vilcabamba mountain range - Which is located between the regions of Cusco and Apurímac. It is valuable not only for its beauty, but also for the historical richness that it presents and that is manifested in the archaeological legacies that are distributed in its territory.

Nevado de Ampay - This is located in the province of Abancay, this is a natural reservoir of a significant amount of water for human consumption. This is also attractive for those who are interested in the practice of mountaineering.

The department of Apurímac also presents key dates to be visited, among which you can find:

Abancay Tourist Week - This is a celebration that presents a movable date and that has become a tradition in this department and that, as its name says, aims to attract many tourists to the area.

Carnival of Abancay - celebration that takes place throughout the department. In this the election of the queen of the carnival is realized, as well as competitions of food and dances, among others. The comparsas are also inevitable on this date.

Sondor Raymi - Which is also known as Chanka epic. It takes place on June 18 and 19 and has the participation of people descendants of the chankas who represent the history of this town.

Fiesta mayor Señor de Ánimas - It is a religious celebration that takes place in the district of Chalhuanca every July 31 and that congregates thousands of faithful of the region who move in procession from early hours following the image.

Cañaveral Queen - Tourist festival that takes place in the district of Chincheros. This presents different celebration days that are usually held in September. In this, in addition to the choice of the reed queen, aquatic competitions are held.

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Popular Location: Sayhuite, Laguna Pacucha, National Shrine of Ampay, Sóndor. stone forest of Pampachiri


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