In the center of the city, there are also some historic colonial buildings, which can be visited with a bit of luck, and also the birthplace of local national hero Miguel Grau Seminario invites you to visit. Nearby is also the baroque cathedral of 1588, which should not be missed.
But only when the sun sets, life seems to wake up in Piura. Suddenly, the sleepy square is full of young women who wear their good clothes, while young people flirt with their vehicles (and sometimes pumped) and loud music. Bands with warm rhythms, happy families during a night tour of the square and an omnipresent laughter make it easy to feel comfortable here. And the kindness of the inhabitants guarantees that even as a tourist, they immediately get involved in a conversation and can learn even more about life here.
Culinary delights for what you can see
In the city center, there are dozens of restaurants and cafés offering typical local specialties. Of course, fresh seafood can be found at the top of the menu, since the sea is only 60 miles away. Especially the ceviche, a kind of cold salad, in which the raw fish is marinated with lime juice, is here the Renner.
Another local specialty is the tamal, small “packages” of corn leaves inside which is a kind of oatmeal, a delicacy that is known throughout South America. The peculiarity here in Piura is that the tamales are refined with chicken and served for breakfast. A beginning of strengthening for the day.
Hotels in Piura
Here you can stay overnight