Provincia de Chincha

Ciudad de Chincha Alta

Los primeros pobladores de estas tierras fueron los yauyos, cuyo dios felino “Chinchay” probablemente dio origen a la palabra Chincha. Posteriormente, la zona fue poblada por descendientes de los esclavos obligados a trabajar en las plantaciones de algodón.

Casa Hacienda San José

Su construcción data de finales del siglo XVII. La casa-hacienda mantiene el estilo acogedor y tradicional de las antiguas haciendas de la costa sur. Sus principales atractivos son el altar barroco de la capilla y las catacumbas por las que se conducía a los esclavos con los ojos vendados para evitar que fugaran.

Huaca La Centinela

Sitio arqueológico atribuido a los chinchas (1200 d.C.-1450 d.C.), quienes lo habrían construido antes de ser conquistados por los incas; posteriormente, los incas modificaron su estructura original incorporando algunos elementos propios.

Distrito del Carmen

En este lugar vivieron los antiguos esclavos y sus descendientes. Los esclavos llegaron desde Senegal, Guinea, el Congo y Angola y fueron trasladados a la costa peruana durante los siglos XVII y XVIII para trabajar en el cultivo del algodón, la caña y la vid.

Santuario de la Melchorita

Melchora Saravia Tasayco, más conocida como La Melchorita, fue una terciaria franciscana que dedicó su vida al cuidado de los pobres y enfermos del pueblo. Tras su fallecimiento, el 4 de diciembre de 1951, sus fieles tomaron su casa como santuario.

Province of Chincha

Chincha City

Chincha is synonymous of rejoicing and as such as is the cradle of Peru’s Afro-Peruvian culture. Its inhabitants, who are good-humored and hospitable folk, have kept alive their traditions and customs over generations, performing their music and dances over the course of centuries. The people of Chincha, with guitar, cajón and quijada percussion instruments in hand, will welcome visitors with open arms and make them feel at home. Located just 194 km south of Lima, in the department of Ica, Chincha and its environs provide a place to rest and fun-filled days.

Property San José

Plantation, a seventeenth – century manor which hides behind its stout walls a history of Dominicans and Jesuits, Spanish noblemen and African slaves. The plantation house lies in the district of El Carmen, 15 km from the city, and even today has conserved its superb gateways, sweeping chambers and labyrinthine passageways than run beneath it, and through which slaves were smuggled, according to legend.

Huaca the Sentry

Attributed archaeological site to you bother (1200 d.C. – 1450 d.C.), that would have constructed it before being conquered by the Incas; later, the Incas modified their original structure incorporating some own elements.

District of the Carmen

This place was born to welcome in the old slaves and their descendants. The slaves arrived from as distant places as Senegal, Guinea, the Congo and Angola. They were transferred to the Peruvian coast during centuries XVII and XVIII, to replace the necessities of manual labor of the San jOse properties and San Regis. They dedicated themselves to the culture of the cotton, the cane and the grapevine.

Sanctuary of Melchorita

Melchora Saravia Tasayco, well-known as the Melchorita were a tertiary devotee franciscana of virgin Santa Rosa de Lima. While still alive one dedicated to the care of the poor men and patients of the town.