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Huancavelica Travel guide
Huancavelica : Michelin's recommendations
Huancavelica, which is reached by the Tren macho that leaves from Huancayo, is surrounded by stunning landscapes and is well worth a stop. In the heart of the mountains, where major deposits of mercury and silver were discovered in the 16C and 17C, the town was a Spanish stronghold for many years. Venture inside the cathedral, home to a splendid altar, and the pretty churches and sample their simple, authentic atmosphere.