Located in the southern highlands of Peru, Ayacucho is a stunning blend of natural beauty, rich history, and vibrant culture. Known for its 33 churches - one for each year of Jesus's life, and colonial buildings, Ayacucho is a treasure trove for architecture and history enthusiasts. The city also hosts the vibrant Holy Week celebrations, considered among the most impressive in the world. Don't miss the Pampa de la Quinua, a historic site marking Peru's battle for independence, or the ancient Wari ruins, reflecting the pre-Inca civilization. Its traditional arts scene is thriving, especially noted for popular crafts such as retablos (three-dimensional wooden boxes depicting religious, historical, or everyday scenes). Also famed for its local Andean cuisine, Ayacucho truly offer an immersive Peruvian experience.