Intersection of Calle Lima and Malecon Eguiguren 516. Telephone: (073) 31-1111
Visiting hours: Mon. – Sun. 8:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. and 4:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. Mass times: 8:30 A.M. and 5:30 P.M.
An ancient cloister constructed by Franciscan priests during the eighteenth century, it was declared a National Monument in the years 1969 and 1980.
Casa Museo de Almirante Miguel Grau (Museum of the House of Admiral Miguel Grau)
Jiron Tacna 662. Telephone: (073) 32-6541 / 33-1961. Visiting hours: Mon. – Fri. 8:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. and 3:30 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.
This is the house where Admiral Miguel Grau, hero of the War of the Pacific (the war against Chile, 1879) was born and lived. The home consists of four large rooms and a library. Besides the furniture used by the Great Admiral, you can see pictures, letters, diplomas, and documents.
Del Carmen Church
Jiron La Libertad 366. Across from the MerinoPlaza
It dates from the eighteenth century and was declared a NationalHistoricalMonument in 1974. Today, it houses the Museo de Arte Religioso (ReligiousArt Museum).
Intersection of Avenida Sullana and Jiron Huanuco. Telephone: (073) 32-7541. Visiting hours: Mon. – Sat. 8:00 A.M. – 10:00 P.M; Sun. 8:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
There are three halls, Ceramic Hall, Metallurgical Technology Hall, and Hall of Gold, the last of which houses sixty-one gold pieces that demonstrate the development and technology reached by the Vicus.
Los Ejidos National Tourism Center
10 km / 6 miles from Piura (Approximately 15 minutes by car). Visiting hours: Sat. – Sun. 8:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.
The center of this site is a pool of water, 20 km / 12 miles long, that was created by the damming of the PiuraRiver. Animals such as the iguana, the grey heron, the grebe, and the wild geese inhabit its shores.
12 km / 7 miles southwest of Piura (15 minutes by car)
This town is home to excellent artisans who work with straw and cotton fabrics, and also elaborate silver and gold filigree.
Fortaleza de Narihuala (Narihuala Fortress)
3 km / 1,8 miles from Catacaos (5 minutes by car). Visiting hours: Mon. – Sun. 8:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.
It is considered to be the capital of the Tallan, a pre-Inca culture. The buildings are constructed of platforms of adobe with mud mortar and organized into four sectors. The total area covers 6 hectares.
Province of Talara
Mancora Beach Resort
187 km / 116 miles from Piura (2 hours by car) at kilometer marker 1164 of the Pan-American Highway North
Because of the warm water and radiant weather, this resort is considered to be one of the most important on the Peruvian coast. The waves make for perfect surfing and body boarding. The beach, located between the Fernandez (Mancora) and Cunulsa Breakers, is wide and features small wells depending on the amount of sea water infiltrating the area. Mancora has hostels, restaurants, surf shops, and handicraft stores.
Los Organos Beach
175 km / 109 miles north of Piura (2 hours by car) at kilometer marker 1152 of the Pan-American Highway North
This large, wide beach is located at the foot of the Peña Mala hill. There are small groves of carob trees and a dock for the professional fishermen.
Northeast of Mancora (30 minutes by motorcycle-taxi, 2 hours by horse, 1 hour by bicycle, or 4 hours on foot)
A natural, hot water pool that has curative properties.
The Fernandez Breaker Pillars
West of the Barro Pool (1 hour and 30 minutes on foot from the village of Fernandez)
It contains three natural swimming pools, separated by small water falls. The place is popular with camping and nature lovers.
Cabo Blanco Beach
3 km / 2 miles from the District of El Alto (5 minutes by car) and 153 km / 95 miles north of Piura (2 hours and 15 minutes by car)
It is considered a marine paradise thanks to the wealth of plankton that feed a variety of fish, among these being the sword fish and the marlin. It is ideal for fishing, scuba diving, and surfing.
1 km / 0,6 miles from the city of Negritos, passing the San Pedro fishermen’s cove
This is a crescent shaped beach with crystal clear water and excellent waves just right for water sports like surfing and fishing. It is the home to fur seals of all sizes who make their dens in the rocks.
Carlos Concha Iberico Airport
Avenida Corpac Piura Telephone: (073) 34-4503 / 34-4997
Upper Talara Telephone: (073) 38-1604 / 38-1363
There is no bus terminal , but the majority of bus companies are located downtown.
ReateguiHospital: Avenida Grau 1150. Telephone: (073) 33-1157. Attention: 24 hours
CayetanoHerediaHospital: Avenida Independencia, Castilla. Telephone: (073) 34-2648
Piura Police Station: Avenida Sanchez Cerro, block 12. Telephone: (073) 30-6266
San Martin Police Station: Prolongacion Avenida Grau, San Martin. Telephone: (073) 36-1197
Catacaos: Calle Comercio
Morropon: La Encantada, Chulucanas.
-Piura: Calle Ayacucho Telephone: (073) 32-7031.
Attention: Mon. – Sat. 8:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.
-Sullana: Calle San Martin 778 Telephone: (073) 50-2143.
Attention: Mon. – Sat. 8:00 A.M. – 7:30 P.M.; Sun. 8:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.
-Paita: Jiron Bolivar 126 Telephone: (073) 61-1016.
Attention: Mon. – Sat. 8:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.
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