There is so much to do and so much to see in Piura. Check out our list of tourist attractions in the region of Piura.
It is said that the Plaza de Armas of Piura is one of Peru’s oldest and most beautiful main squares. The Plaza de Armas is surrounded by tamarind trees and ficus. Every Sunday, there is a lifting ceremony of the national flag. In the center of the square one can find the monument of freedom "La Pola." The statue is called “La Pola” because it resembles the wooden statue of Policarpo Salvatierra, a Colombian heroine.
The Cathedral of Piura was built in 1588 and is located next to the Plaza de Armas. It was built in a neo-Renaissance style and is comprised of two towers. Inside of the church you can find important works of artistic and historical value. Important characters like Miguel Grau were baptized in this cathedral.
The Museum Grau is located in Tacna 662, close to the Plaza de Armas. It is the former house of the Admiral Grau who was born on the 27th of July 1834. The house of the famous naval hero was declared a Historical Monument in 1944 by the Peruvian government. Apart from the original furnishings of the family, tourists can also admire Grau’s guns and medals.
The Museo Municipal Vicús is comprised of a collection of valuable archaeological pieces of ceramics and metallurgy dating back from the Vicús culture. In total, the museum has more than 2,700 pieces. Among these pieces, the museum presents 61 gold objects. Besides that, you can also find oil paintings by local artists as well as other objects of the Chusis, Olleros and Tallán cultures.
The Médano Blanco is a sand dune located 20 km from Sechura, a city that is located 50 km from Piura. At 300 meters long and 20 meters high, the sand dune is the perfect place for extreme sports like sand boarding or Motocross.