Around 250,000 people call Ica in Ica home.
Ica is situated approximately 220 miles (354 kilometers) west of Cusco - Machu Picchu and 170 miles (274 kilometers) southeast of Lima, the national capital.
The Ica area is home to some fine civic spaces; Plaza De Armas is a firm favourite with residents and visitors alike. Enjoy a bite to eat, mingle with locals and other visitors, and you’ll soon see why this square is so loved by Ica residents.
In Ica be sure to check out a few interesting exhibit spaces, such as the Museo Regional de Ica, where inquiring minds can browse local collections. Admire the building and grounds, view the exhibits, and then ask for tips from the locals to discover some of the more niche museums in the vicinity.
A place of worship, among the most popular of the many historic attractions here, is the Iglesia De San Francisco De Asis. Visit the site to explore its cultural significance and also to study its design.
The ecological reserves around Ica give visitors an insight into the birds, trees and plants that flourish in the region. Hike around in Huacachina Oasis and savor an escape from the urban streets.