Quinua is a small town in Quinua District in the province of Huamanga, in Peru’s central highland department of Ayacucho, 37 km from the city of Huamanga, at an altitude of 3,300 meters, which today serves as the administrative capital of the district of the same name.

It bears its name due to the queñua, a typical tree that abounds in the area. The Pueblo de la Quinua is an Andean town of skilled craftsmen, authors of the famous Ayacucho altarpieces ‘Retablos Ayacuchanos’, considered a national emblem.

Elevation3,300 m

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