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Tourist information about Juliaca

Juliaca is an Andean city, more precisely, the capital city of San Roman Province, located in the south area of Peru, about three thousand eight hundred meters above sea level.


Juliaca was built during the Simon Bolivar administration, in the year 1826. However, it was not until the year 1908 that it achieved the city status. Since then, trade has always been its main activity.


Some of the city's most important celebrations are kaswa of Saint Sebastian, held on the twentieth January, the carnivals celebrated before Easter and the twenty fourth of September when people pay tribute to the Virgin of Mercedes.

Streets of Juliaca


Accommodation in Juliaca

Through it is possible to make reservations by phone or on-line for accommodation in Hotels, Apartments, Bed & Breakfast, Apart-Hotels or Resorts located in different spots of the city.

In order to experience an enjoyable and pleasant stay near your area of interest a hotel downtown Juliaca, or in different areas of the city, can be booked.

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Accommodation in Juliaca


Sightseens & Tours in Juliaca

Not only does Juliaca have amazing attractions to offer and highly interesting places to visit, but also it is possible to enjoy all the magic and charm of its surroundings.


For adventure lovers there is a wide range of places to enjoy with stunning panoramic views, surrounded by valleys and mountain peaks from the Andes Mountain Range up to the edge of the jungle.


A broad array of landscapes and natural beauties as well as historic sites and buildings can be enjoyed in this picturesque place. Within the city itself it is highly recommended to visit the Santa Catalina Church and the well known "Cristo Blanco" (White Christ).


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The White Christ


Juliaca and its Three Names

This Peruvian city, called Juliaca, it is also commonly known by names such as "Ciudad de los Vientos" (City of the Winds), la "Ciudad Calcetera" (Knitting city) o la "Capital de la Integración Andina" (Capital city of the Andean Integration).


The name "City of the Winds" suggests that these are very frequent in this city since it is located in the high plateau. This is quite a flat city, so winters are usually harsh and bitter.


. The name "Knitting city" makes reference to the tradition followed by Juliaca's inhabitants, who spend their time knitting socks, sweaters, scarves, ponchos, cap and gloves among others.


Finally, this is one of the most capitalized cities in Peru, owing to the transport of goods. This city is considered to be the epicenter of goods in the south area of Peru. Hence, it is popularly known as the "Capital city of the Andean Integration".

Las Calceteras Gallery


Gastronomy in Juliaca

Described below are some of the region's typical dishes, a must for tourist visiting the area.


"Chairo" is a soup prepared with meat and lamb, potatoes, chopped vegetables, mashed chuño, and chalona or dried meat.


The "Natacha" is prepared with pearl barley, pork skin, habas and peas and it is served with potatoes, chopped mint, salt and chili.


To prepare "Caldo de Cabeza" a lamb's head must be boiled with potatoes and chuños, serving it afterwards with parsley and adding salt to taste.


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Gatronomía Juliaqueña "Chairo"


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