After breakfast we can visit different places of the city, in order to discover better the city of Huaraz. First we will visit the main square, Plaza de Armas, the Archeological museum, the church la Soledad, el Barrio de José Olaya – a place destroyed with the earthquake in 1970, and at last we will visit the termal springs in Monterrey. We have two options, as a personal preference or an agency reccommendation.
The earthquake of Ancash in 1970, nown as “earthquake 70” had the forse of 7.9 magnitud (7.9 MWen la escala Magnitud Momento) and it was felt in all cost side, all around the Ancash department and in the north of Peru. Th earthquake was followed by a flod which created big damages in the town of Yungay, on Sunday 31st of May 1970, at 3:23 pm.
Dis was the most destructive earthquake in Peru, not only by uts forse but also by all human victims taken from the Ancash región, Huanco, the north of Lima and La Libertad, affecting a territory of approximately 450 km lenghthand 200 km width from the cost towards the Peruvian muntain range.
First archeological expedition of the Ancash department, from the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, dirigated by Dr Julio C. Tello, in 1929, at the ancient cemetary of the city of Huaraz where many old sculptures were found. Later on in 1934, a prominent group of Young people from Huaraz, motivated by this previos research, encouraged and supported by the father Augusto Soriano Infante, founded the so called “Sociedad de Estudios Arqueológicos y Folclóricos” whos main objectives were the creation of an archeological museum. Finally this goal was achieved (Nº 229) on the 22 of October 1935, with the founding of the Archeological museum of Ancash (Museo Arqueológico de Ancash)
Adults: S/5 soles
Students: S/4 soles
Children: S/ 1 sol
Duration: Half day
Type of Tour: Walking plus transportation
Departures: All year round