The best moment to visit Moquegua is from October to December, a period when the temperature ameliorates and there are several important dates celebrated in the area.
The climate is dry during the whole year, semiwarm and sunny, with a maximum temperature of 80,6 °F (27 °C) and a minimum temperature of 50 °F (10 °C).
Location: Moquegua 350
Location: Calle Samegua s/n
Location: Av. 25 de Noviembre s/n La Villa Moquegua
Location: Downtown of Moquegua
The square is surrounded by gardens, high ficus (a kind of tropical tree), colonial and republican mansions and in the center there is a fountain that represents the Three Graces.
Location: calle Ayacucho, cuadra 6
Hours: Monday to Saturday 07:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
This temple replaced the church of Santa Catalina that was destroyed by the tremors. The church has an image of San Francisco de Asis, an interesting pulpit and the altar made of engraved stone.
Location: crossing point of the streets Ayacucho and Tacna
Hours: Monday to Friday 08:00a.m. – 1:00p.m. y 4:00 p.m. – 7:00p.m.
This house was built by Fernandez Maldonado as a lodging and stands out for the 10 windows to the Tacna street. The house has 2 floors; the first floor stands out for the front of volcanic stone and the second for the balcony on wood. It's recommended to visit it outside, since inside it's damaged.
At 11 mi (18 km) to the North-West of Moquegua, after a one hour trekking, you will admire an archaeological site and a beautiful view.
It was an old maize drink factory that was abandoned suddenly after a fire.The taxi will cost 30 soles round trip. If you prefer you can take in the center a combi (s/ 1,50) or a colectivo (s/ 3) that takes the direction to Torata.
Moquegua is characterized for its typical dishes as cuy frito or picante de cuy, chancho al cilindro, caldo de mondongo; but there is one dish that only the locals cook: cacharrada, made of several types of meat and cooked under the ground. There are several options to taste those delights, we propose you some restaurants.
|Fiesta de Santa Fortunata||October||All the October the 14th tourists arrive to the region to participate of the date in honor of Santa Fortunata, with fairs and cultural spectacles.|
|Semana turística de Moquegua||From November the 20th to the 25th||It's a week of celebration of the anniversary of foundation and you can do routes through the main attractions; but if you love adrenalin and adventure you can use mountain bikes and do hang- glider flight.|