Chachapoyas combines jungle with mansions in the viceroyal and Republican styles. A city between the Andes and the jungle, with friendly people and many local customs, which exudes culture and adventure.
- Chachapoyas Plaza de Armas. Designed in a perfect square, it features a beautiful colonial-style bronze fountain. Surrounded by stunning colonial mansions featuring traditional balconies.
- Plazuela de la Independencia (Independence Square). Built in commemoration of the Battle of Higos Urco, when local patriots fought against the Spanish and emerged victorious.
- Santa Isabel Garden Centre. A garden centre hosting a huge variety of native plants and, in particular, an outstanding collection of stunning orchids from the area.
- Pozo de Yanayacu. The well was originally called “Fuente Cuyana” and, according to legend, single men visiting the city who drank from its waters were forever smitten by the irresistible charms of the beautiful local women.
- Virgin of the Ascension Church. Modern architecture with traces of colonial influence. Here rests the Virgin or Mama Asunta, Patron Saint of Chachapoyas, whose festival is celebrated in August.
- Don Gilberto Tenorio mansion. A traditional mansion where religious relics and objects and ancient figures are preserved. Here, the traditional "Aguinaldos" take place - celebrations in the runup to Christmas.
- National Cultural Institute Museum. A permanent exhibition of mummies, pottery, tools and other objects belonging to the Chachapoyas civilisation, as well as items from other cultures such as the Chimú and Moche.
- Bishopric of the Chachapoyas Diocese. In this house the leader of the insurgent movement, Toribio Rodríguez de Mendoza, was born. The house is built in the Chachapoyan colonial style.
- Pampas de Higos Urco. Battles against the Spanish for independence took place here. The battle of Higos Urco began on June 6th, 1821.
Huaraz is a postcard-perfect location that will stay forever in your memory, watched over serenely by the enormous Huascarán mountain and hidden from view by the inter-Andean valley, Callejón de Huaylas. Extraordinary scenery with landscapes of great Andean pride.
- Áncash Archaeological Museum. A large collection of stone sculptures from the Recuay civilisation, as well as ceramic and textile objects from the Chavín, Huaraz, Mochica, Wari and Chimú pre-Inca civilisations.
- Shrine to Señor de la Soledad (Our Lord of Solitude). Built after an earthquake in 1970. The temple houses the image of Señor de la Soledad, patron saint of Huaraz city. The artwork dates back to the 16th century, when the city was founded.
- José Olaya Street. A monument of both historical and cultural importance located in the ancient part of Huaraz, with cobbled streets, houses made with adobe and gabled roofs. Entrance door for the farm workers of Marian, Nueva Florida and others. There are traditional food fairs on Sundays.
- Fish Farm. Fish farm where trout are classified by age. 1 km (0.6 miles) from Huaraz, on the right bank of the Quillcay river.
- Waullac Archaeological Site. An archaeological site from the pre-Inca era, belonging to the Wari period (700 A.D.). According to archaeological research, it was used for funerals and made up of five stone structures resembling small niches.
- Monterrey Thermal Baths. The water in its pools is around 50°C. Ideal for the treatment of rheumatic and nerve-related conditions. The site boasts a hotel, restaurant, swimming pools, and individual and family pools.
A city that combines an Andean appearance with impressively preserved colonial architecture. Its scenery grabs and surprises you with its marked contrasts.
- Plaza Mayor. An attractive plaza in the city, featuring bronze replicas of wild fauna such as the condor, deer and puma.
- Pachachaca. In pre-Hispanic times, the Pachachaca colonial bridge was known as Aucapana Mayu.
- Tamburco. A district that boasts the Inca Viewpoint Usnomocco and its temple, where the heroin Micaela Bastidas was born.
- Illanya mansion. Built in 1592, this is one of the first farms to be set up at the beginning of the colonial period in 1592. At that time it specialised in producing an alcoholic spirit made from sugar cane (aguardiente), as well as chancaca (molasses) and miel de caña (cane syrup); it also had its own currency.
- Taraccas Recreational Park (El Mirador). Enables you to see the stunning city of Abancay and enjoy a trip around the zoo, which has animals from the region.
Arequipa is a city of colonial architecture, with churches, mansions and museums forming part of its visible face, that it displays proudly. High up, the imposing Misti volcano serenely watches the modern growth of the city. A few kilometres away, the countryside, with its typical restaurants and good food, ensures the perfect stay.
- Plaza de Armas. Surrounded by the Cathedral Church and colonial colonnades. In the centre there is a beautiful bronze fountain. Three granite colonnades with brick and lime domes can be seen around the plaza: the Portal del Cabildo (Municipality colonnade), the Portal de las Delicias (San Agustín colonnade) and the Regocijo Portal (colonnade of flowers).
- Arequipa Cathedral. Considered one of the city's first religious monuments, it dates back to the 17th century, was built using "sillar" (a volcanic stone) and features brick domes, all in a neoclassical style. Priceless objects are housed within its walls.
- The Society of Jesus Church and Complex. A monument typical of 17th century religious architecture (1660). The temple dominates the centre of the complex. Its rooms display 66 paintings from the Cuzco school, by artists such as Bernardo Bitti and Diego de la Puente.
- San Francisco Church and Complex. An architectural complex comprising the Franciscan church, the convent and a smaller temple known as the Tercera Orden (Third Franciscan Order). Noteworthy within the church are the Baroque pulpit decorated in bas-relief and the silver frontispiece of the main altar. Besides this, a short passage, called the Manguillo de San Francisco, was added to the complex.
- Santa Catalina Monastery. Built for the daughters from the most distinguished families in the city with a religious vocation, the monastery was opened on the 2nd October 1580 in the name of Santa Catalina de Siena as a very strict cloistered convent.
- La Recoleta Convent. A Franciscan convent founded in 1648. Various styles can be seen in its architecture: from Romantic to Neo-Gothic, owing to the fact that it has been rebuilt several times (most recently in 1940). It has four cloisters in addition to rooms displaying pre-Columbian art, others dedicated to the Amazon and one to religious art. There is also an art gallery with paintings from both the Cuzco and Arequipan schools.
- Santo Domingo Church and Convent. The church features a bell tower, a beautiful atrium with an impressive corner pedestal and a beautiful arch under the choir. Inside, you can see items of imagery and paintings with sacred themes. Its side façade is the oldest in Arequipa.
- Casa del Moral (Mulberry house). An 18th century mansion, it is one of the oldest and most important architectural monuments from the Baroque era in Arequipa. The house owes its name to an ancient mulberry tree that grows in its main courtyard. Inside, furniture from Peru’s Colonial and Republican eras is on display.
- San Lázaro neighborhood. This neighborhood of narrow alleyways and streets, small plazas and large houses best represents old Arequipa. It was established by Dominican priests in 1538, who built a shrine to evangelize the natives of the area and prepare the land for the founding of a new Spanish city.
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- Goyeneche House. This mid-16th century mansion of white "sillar" stone is entirely decorated in the Colonial style. Paintings from the Cuzco school can be seen here, as well as sculptures from the Granada School dating from the 17th century. Its exhibition rooms boast coin collections and other gold items.
- San Agustín Church. Built in 1575, the church has a façade that dates from the first half of the 18th century. It is considered to be one of the best of its era. Inside, its dome and Neoclassical altars, especially the main one, are decorated with precise carvings and covered in gold leaf.
- San Agustín Convent. It is currently owned by the San Agustín National University. The building is made of "sillar" stone. The two cloisters are home to the gardens and a fountain, which are the convent's most admired features.
- La Merced Church. Building started at the beginning of 1551 and finished in 1607. Important works of art, such as the “Aparición de la Virgen a San Pedro Nolasco” (Apparition of the Virgin to Saint Peter Nolasco), as well as a series of paintings related to the Virgin de la Merced, are displayed on the walls of the main hall.
- Tristán del Pozo House. This traditional, colonial mansion has a façade carved in the Mestizo Baroque style and features spacious and typical courtyards inside. It was built in 1738 and is currently the property of the Banco Continental, which has opened a valuable collection of Arequipan paintings to the public.
- San Agustín University Archaeological Museum. It preserves pre-Hispanic textiles, mummies, and stone and metal objects. The keros, or ceremonial vases, are the most valuable items housed here, and are called the Yabar Collection.
- Santa María Catholic University Museums. There are two museums, the Archaeological Museum and the Andean Sanctuary Museum. The first displays how Arequipa's culture developed over time, in both chronological and scientific order. The second houses la Dama de Ampato (the Lady of Ampato), “Juanita”, as well as other Andean mummies.
- Chiribaya pre-Inca Museum. It houses southern Peru's only pre-Inca gold collection. It currently forms part of the Municipal History Museum.
- Municipal History Museum. It exhibits items from the Independence and Republican eras, such as artefacts, documents and photographs, as well as uniforms used in the war.
- Santa Teresa Monastery Museum of Viceregal Art. Opened on the site of the San José Monastery of Discalced Carmelites, which had existed for 295 years. Its cloistered nature has meant that time has stood still for its artefacts and rooms. It is home to exquisite collections of paintings, as well as sculptures, religious artefacts and furniture from the 16th to 19th centuries.
- Arequipa Contemporary Art Museum. It displays paintings by Vinatea Reynoso and Pedro Azabache, among others, as well as photographs by the Vargas brothers, sculptures, paintings, watercolours and caricatures.
- Urbanización Selva Alegre (Happy Jungle residential area). Seen as the "city's garden" due to its spacious parks and enormous trees that live in harmony with the area's modern architecture.
- Yanahuara scenic viewpoint. An outstanding view over both the city and the Misti volcano. On Easter Sunday, the plaza is the setting for the traditional Judas-burning.
- Sabandía Town. Extensive terracing and three volcanoes - Misti, Chachani and Pichu Pichu - all lend a very special feeling to the amazing scenery that surrounds this traditional town.
- Sabandía Mill. Sturdy buttresses and rustic balconies. Visitors can also see the stone milling wheels that were part of the technique for processing wheat.
- Mansión del Fundador (Founder's Mansion). One of the region's most important and traditional country houses or mansions. Built from "sillar" stone, it is located next to a cliff.
- Cayma District. Known as the "Balcony of Arequipa" for its special location that provides views of the entire city. Its main plaza holds the San Miguel Arcángel temple, built in 1730 and considered an architectural jewel for its mestizo façade.
Churches and handicrafts. Huamanga exudes profound religious devotion and culture that manifests itself through its renowned altarpieces. From the present to the past, the city is clothed in colonial architecture and an Andean demeanour.
- Plaza Mayor. The buildings of the main plaza date back to the 16th and 17th centuries and feature stone arches on their first floors, pillars with balustrades on their second and roofs of red clay tiles.
- Cathedral. Dedicated to the Virgen de las Nieves (Our Lady of the Snows), the cathedral was built in the 17th century and its mestizo style combines both Renaissance and Baroque elements. The simplicity of its façade contrasts with the opulence within, where it features ten altarpieces covered in gold leaf.
- Temple of Santo Domingo. It was built in the 16th century and dedicated to the Virgen del Rosario (Our Lady of the Rosary). During Easter celebrations, the figures of El Señor del Santo Sepulcro (Lord of the Holy Sepulchre) and La Virgen Dolorosa (Our Lady of Sorrows) are carried from the temple in a procession.
- Saint Francis of Assisi Temple and Convent. Built in the 16th century, it was an attempt to recreate the Greco-Roman Peninsular style in the Andes. Most notable inside is the main altar, formed of four carved and gilded wooden figures in the Churrigueresque style. It holds the city's largest bell.
- Temple of the Society of Jesus. Built in the 17th century in the Baroque style, it features two symmetrical brick towers decorated with friezes of sculpted flowers. Two columns flank the main entrance, forming an arch that breaks above the pediment. The façade is built of grey and rose-coloured stone.
- Temple and Monastery of Saint Calre of Assisi. Built in the 16th century in the Renaissance style, and refurbished in the 17th century. It features two notoriously low windows and pilasters. Outside is its single lime and stone tower.
- Temple of Santa Teresa and the Carmelitas Descalzas Monastery (Disacalce Carmelite Order). Its construction, in the Herreriano or Republican style, began in 1683. Most remarkable are the main altar with the figure of the Virgen del Carmen, and the choir of carved wood, decorated with inlays of pearl, seashell, and mother of pearl. The monastery still functions as it did during the viceregal period, as home to the cloistered nuns of the Carmelite Order.
- Temple of La Merced. Built in the 16th century, it was the second temple to be built in Ayacucho. It features Renaissance elements. The focal point of the main altar, sculpted from wood and gilded in gold leaf, is the figure of the Virgin de las Mercedes, patron of the Peruvian Armed Forces, whose devotees keep her adorned in jewels and exquisite clothes.
- Temple of Santa Ana. It was built in 1569 by the Andamarca natives. The façade was modified in 1748 to incorporate an entrance with Baroque elements. The barrel-vaulted nave is made of lime and quarried stone, and has a domed transept and a tiled roof.
- Artisan Neighborhoods of Santa Ana, Puca Cruz and Belén. The most famous masters of folk art live and have their workshops in this area.
- Acuchimay scenic viewpoint. Viewpoint from which most of the city can be seen. There is a statue of Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer), a small Coliseum and a visitor centre.
A city where the Incan and Spanish civilisations merged and learned to live together. Inca monuments still stand, like the Cuarto de Rescate (Ransom Room), and examples of colonial architecture, such as the cathedral, can still be seen.
- Cajamarca Cathedral or Santa Catalina Mother Church. One of the most distinguished examples of Peruvian Baroque, with a façade that harmoniously combines finely carved columns, cornices and vaulted niches. The stand out features of its three naves are the main altar and pulpit, both carved from wood and covered in gold leaf.
- Saint Francis Church (previously “San Antonio”). Built in 1699 with stones taken from the "Casa de la Sierpe" (House of the Snake). In 1952, catacombs were discovered beneath the main altar, where the remains of numerous members of the Franciscan order and the native nobility were interred. Besides the church, there is a convent to visit, as well as the Museum of Religious Art, and the Shrine of the "Virgen Dolorosa" (Sorrowful Virgin), patron saint of the city.
- Belén Monument Complex. Architectural complex from the 18th century, which comprises a church, the former Men's Hospital (now the Medical Museum) and the former Women's Hospital (now the Archaeological and Ethnographic Museum), formerly called the "Hospital of Our Lady of Piety".
- La Recoleta Monument Complex. The complex comprises the church and convent, both built in the second half of the 17th century. The temple's façade has the form of a Neo-classical plateresque altarpiece, with elegant bell gables instead of towers.
- Santa Apolonia scenic viewpoint. Mount Santa Apolonia, formerly called "Rumi Tiana" (stone seat) in Quechua, is a strategic position from which to view the city and valley of Cajamarca. The remains of pre-Hispanic buildings can be found in the surrounding areas, along with the "Silla del Inca" (Throne of the Inca).
- Ransom Room (Cuarto del Rescate). It is the only trace of Inca architecture in the city. It was built from stone, with slightly tapered walls to give it a trapezoidal form, which is characteristic of Inca architecture. There Atahualpa, the last Inca, negotiated his freedom with Spanish conqueror Francisco Pizarro.
Mansions, balconies, sea and the port's fragrances. El Callao still preserves the feel of a port permanently open to the world, and it is brimming with tradition and history.
- The Real Felipe Fort. Today it is the Museo del Ejército Peruano (Peruvian Army Museum) and exhibits Peruvian military items, uniforms and weaponry. During the War of Independence, this was the main point of defence against attack from the Spanish Armada.
- Mother Church, or Callao Cathedral. One of the port's oldest temples. Built in 1833, it was initially called San Simón and San Judas del Callao Church. It was rebuilt in 1966, after an earthquake left it in ruins that same year.
- Francisco Bolognesi Plaza. Considered Callao's Plaza de Armas. This is where the main civic ceremonies take place. It features an ornamental fountain and a statue of Francisco Bolognesi, hero of the Battle of Arica.
- José Gálvez Plaza. Surrounded by mansions that have been designated historic monuments by the National Institute of Culture, which feature balconies in the neoclassical and Republican styles, with an English influence.
- Plaza de la Independencia (Independence Plaza). A very large plaza boasting well kept gardens, located opposite the entrance to Real Felipe Fortress. There is an impressive ornamental bronze fountain featuring mythological figures and figures representing trade.
- La Merced Plaza Tower. A replica of the original Torre La Merced (Merced Tower), where Colonel José Gálvez Egúsquiza died defending Callao during the Battle of May 2nd.
An authentic expression of cultural crossover, with Incan pride and colonial nobility. Streets of Incan walls that surved as cement for Western buildings. Cuzco is an historic and cosmopolitan city that keeps the traditions of the past alive in the present.
- Plaza de Armas. This is where Francisco Pizarro declared the conquest of Cuzco. The plaza was transformed with the arrival of the Spaniards. Stone arches were built, as well as buildings that still surround it today.
- Cathedral. It houses an important collection of paintings from the Cuzco School and silver-embossed artefacts.
- Temple of La Compañía de Jesús (Society of Jesus). Built in 1571 on the land of the ancient Amarucancha, palace of the Inca Huayna Cápac. Following the earthquake of 1650 it was rebuilt around 1688.
- San Blas neighbourhood. Called "T'oqokachi or Salt Hole", it has steep, narrow streets, and beautiful colonial-style houses. Known as the Barrio de los Artesanos (Artisan Neighbourhood).
- Temple of San Blas. Built in 1560 during the colonial period, it houses a Baroque pulpit that is itself a masterpiece of carpentry and wood carving, attributed to indigenous artist Diego Quispe Tito.
- Temple and Convent of Santo Domingo / Koricancha. The Koricancha, according to historians, was one of the most striking of Cuzco's Incan buildings. Particularly impressive were entire interior walls covered in gold leaf, befitting the principal temple to the Sun god. The western temple was built upon its ruins.
- Archbishop's Palace and The Stone of Twelve Angles. The building is a viceregal structure with Arab influences, erected on the foundations of the palace of the Inca Roca.
- Sacsayhuaman Archaeological Complex. The complex comprises 33 archaeological sites, the best known of which is the Sacsayhuaman Fortress.
- Qenko Archaeological Complex. Qenko or "Labyrinth" is considered a sacred place in which ceremonies were performed in honour of the Sun, the Moon and the stars.
- Puka Pukara Archaeological Complex. The complex features many enclosed areas, inner plazas, aqueducts, watchtowers and paths. Its role could have been as a "tambo" or a place of rest and lodging.
- Tambomachay Archaeological Complex. It is believed to have had an important religious role linked to water and the regeneration of the earth.
Andean and colonial, the city of Huancavelica is surrounded by fertile fields and a large amount of history, such as temples and works of art from a variety of eras. Daily life is calm in this extremely existential place.
- Plaza de Armas. Colonial legacy. The "cabildo" on its perimeter, with its two stories and eleven colonnades, was once the municipal town hall. Visitors can also see the chapel of the Virgen de los Dolores (Our Lady of Suffering).
- San Antonio Cathedral Church. Built in the 17th century, it is impressive due to the contrast between its white prism-shaped towers and the Baroque-style façade, crafted from Indian red volcanic rock. The interior is mainly decorated in the Baroque style.
- Temple and Convent of San Francisco. The church, built in 1774, is preserved almost intact despite the earthquakes it has had to endure. Its has a mestizo (mixed) style, like most of the Andean temples, and inside there are Baroque altarpieces, carved in wood and covered with gold leaf.
- Temple of Santo Domingo. Built in the 16th century, the site is the centre of worship of the Virgin of the Rosary and Santo Domingo, whose images were brought here from Rome. A portrait of Señor de la Sentencia y Resurrección (Our Lord of the Sentence and Resurrection), painted in 1666, is a main feature.
- Temple of San Juan de Dios. Built in the 17th century, the interior still houses paintings from the Huamanguina school.
- Temple of San Sebastián. From the 18th century. The ceiling of the right-hand nave is entirely covered in gold leaf. The figure of the Señor del Prendimiento is a highlight.
- Temple of San Cristóbal. The church was built around 1770 in the San Cristóbal neighbourhood, in the highest area of the city. At its entrance, in the Baroque style, there are two lateral towers crowned with domes. Inside, paintings and murals can be admired.
- Temple of Santa Ana. This was the first church to be built in the area, in the 16th century. Inside the church there are paintings by El Greco's pupils and a canvas from the Cuzco school.
- Daniel Hernández Regional Museum. The site preserves a varied collection of artefacts, from molluscs and other marine fossils from the Tertiary and Quaternary eras to objects from the pre-Inca, Viceroyalty and Independence War periods, along with other art pieces.
- Seqsachaca Archaeological Complex (Sanctuary of Love). Seqsachaca is a Quechua word that means “Twisted Bridge”. Today it is known as "Villa Cariño" (caring villa) and features hot springs and volcanic formations.
- La Ascensión Colonial Bridge. Built in the 17th century, on the border that now divides the centre of Huancavelica from the Ascensión district, to reinforce the muleteer system network.
An Andean and jungle demeanour characterises the city of Huanuco, whose streets hint at a colonial past and ancient archaeological sites, just a few metres from the city centre.
- Huánuco Plaza de Armas. It features a central fountain sculpted in 1845 by the Italian architect Julio Sertti.
- Huánuco Cathedral. Built in 1966, it houses a collection of paintings from the Cuzco school and a baroque style wooden carving of Señor de Burgos, King and Patron of Huánuco.
- San Francisco Church. Built in 1560 and refurbished in the neoclassical style many years later.
- San Cristóbal Church. The first temple built by the Spanish in the city of Huánuco in 1542.
- Natural Science Museum. It houses over ten thousand artefacts including ceramic items from various pre-Hispanic cultures and mummies from the Huánuco and Paracas civilisations.
- Kotosh or Templo de las Manos Cruzadas (Temple of the Crossed Hands). An archaeological complex over 4,000 years old.
- Hacienda Cachigaga (Cachigaga Estate). Surrounded by lush green fields and exotic flowers. It produces natural products, aguardiente (alcohol spirit) and other liquors produced from sugar cane.
- Calicanto Bridge. The first stone was laid in 1879. The bridge was built over the Huallaga river and is 60 metres (167 feet) long.
Ica, a city of high temperatures that overcame the desert to develop into a plave where visitors can explore the dunes, countryside, vineyards, haciendas, wineries and archaeological sites.
- Plaza Constitución. Huancayo's main plaza, in the city centre, is carefully decorated with native ornamental plants like the "quishuar" and "retama".
- Huancayo Cathedral. A neo-classical templt in Constitution Plaza that was awarded Cathedral status in 1955. Paintings from the Cuzco school hang on the walls inside.
- La Merced Chapel. Site where the 1839 Constitution was signed. It was a declared a National Historical Monument by the Instituto Nacional de Cultura (National Culture Institute). One of the few colonial buildings that survives in the city.
- Parque de la Identidad Huanca (Huanca Identity Park). It covers an area of 5,800 m2 (62,431 sq. feet) in the San Antonio neighbourhood. Carvings made from rounded stone, marble, pumice stone, slate and quartz can all be seen here. 5 km (3 miles) from the city of Huancayo.
- Salesian College Museum. A collection of archaeological artefacts, coins and stamps, as well as representative samples of the local fauna.
- Cerrito de La Libertad (Freedom Hill). Natural viewpoint from which the city and part of the Mantaro valley can be enjoyed. The site offers recreational and mechanical games, a swimming pool and a small zoo.
- Torre Torre. Known as such due to the geological formations that resemble high stone towers between 10 and 30 meters high, sculpted by the rain and wind.
Elegance and nobility. Trujillo flaunts its ancient colonial mansions with their elegant facades like no other city. Just a few metres away from the historic city centre, pre-Colombian temples immortalise the long history of the City of Eternal Spring.
- Plaza Mayor (Main Plaza). The main part of the Plaza Mayor features La Libertad monument, a Baroque-style marble sculpture by the German Edmundo Müller.
- City cathedral. Built in 1666, the site holds valuable works of art, in particular paintings from the Cuzco school and altarpieces.
- Cathedral Museum. It holds religious artefacts, carvings and paintings from the colonial period. Highlights include "La negación de San Pedro" (St Peter’s Denial) and the portrait of St John the Baptist.
- Belén church. Construction began in 1680 and concluded in 1708. It was built with adobe, brick and straw.
- El Recreo Plazuela (Small plaza). The ancient plazuela marks the road to the hills through its imposing gateway.
- Iturregui Palace. Built in the 19th century, it is an example of neoclassical civil architecture.
- Madalengoitia's House or Emancipation House. The site where the Marquis of Torre Tagle prepared the declaration of Trujillo's Independence in 1820. Headquarters of the First Constitutional Congress.
- Calonge House or Urquiaga House. Headquarters of the Central Reserve Bank. A house in the neoclassical style converted into a museum, where gold ornaments from the Chimú culture, the desk of Simón Bolívar and furniture belonging to the Viceroyalty and Republic eras are exhibited.
- Archaeological Museum. Trujillo National University's Museum of Archaeology and History. Archaeological remains from the region's different pre-Hispanic cultures are on display.
The historic, colonial and commercial city of Chiclayo is the centrepoint for one of the country's most highly renowned regional cuisines. Enter the kingdom of powerful men and rulers from days gone by.
- Chiclayo Cathedral. Built in 1869 in the neo-Classical style. The entrance is supported by Doric columns in front of three arches.
- Municipal Palace. A Republic-era building with large windows and wrought iron doors.
- La Verónica Chapel. The temple's has it origins in a small chapel that offered mass in honour of the dead and celebrated the feasts of the saints of the Cinto and Collique communities.
- Elías Aguirre Plazuela (Small Plaza). Built in 1924 in honor of Commander Elías Aguirre, a Chiclayan hero from the Battle of Angamos of the War of the Pacific (1879).
- Witches' Market. Medicinal plants and Shamanistic ceremonial objects are sold here.
Lima exudes pre-Hispanic and colonial history. Ancient and welcoming, bathed by the Pacific Ocean, with exquisite cuisine. Jewel in the Spanish crown, political and cultural centre of the continent for centuries. A city of temples, mansions, museums, modern buildings, beautiful residential neighbourhoods and an Historic Centre recognised as a World Heritage site.
- Historic Centre. On 18th January 1535, Francisco Pizarro founded the capital of Peru on what is now the Plaza Mayor. UNESCO declared the area a World Heritage site in 1998.
- Lima Plaza Mayor (Main Square). Centre of the ancient colonial city. It is surrounded by the Lima Cathedral, the Government Palace and the Provincial Municipal Authority of Lima.
- Lima Cathedral. It occupies the same site where the first major church in Lima once stood. The interior is simple but is home to genuine historical treasures.
- Government Palace. Residence of Francisco Pizarro (1535), who built it on the ground previously occupied by Taulichusco, chief of the Rímac valley.
- San Francisco Church and Convent. An architectural complex dating back to the 17th century that includes the church, convent and plaza.
- Gastronomy House. Located in the house that formerly held Lima's old Post Office, next to the Government Palace.
- Parque de la Muralla (Park of the Wall). Contains a restored fragment of the ancient wall that encircled Lima and which is believed to have been built in the 17th century to protect the city from pirates and attacks by enemies of the Spanish crown.
- La Merced Church and Convent. An architectural complex from the 16th century. The church still bears the granite façade from 1687.
- Aliaga House. Built with "quincha" (anti-seismic building material) and adobe on top of existing pre-Hispanic foundations, its rooms had to be adapted to an irregular layout.
- San Pedro Church. Built in 1636, the church was inspired by the Jesuit mother church in Rome, and features three naves. It is the only church in Lima with three entrances.
- Torre Tagle Palace. A two-storey building whose construction began in 1735 under the orders of the Marquis of Torre Tagle, Treasurer of the Royal Spanish Navy.
- Santo Domingo Church and Convent. A church with three naves, with an impressive dome and a finely carved cedar choir stall. The convent walls are decorated with tiles from Seville.
- Santa Rosa de Lima Church and Monastery. An architectural complex comprising the Church and the Sanctuary. Built during the 17th and 18th centuries next to the house in which Santa Rosa de Lima, Patron Saint of Lima, the Americas and the Philippines, was born and lived.
- Las Nazarenas Church. Built in the second half of the 18th century on the former lands of the colonial neighbourhood, Pachacamilla. Inside the church, in the form of an urn, the image of Our Lord of the Miracles can be found, painted in oil on a rough adobe wall.
- Lima Art Museum. Located in the former Exhibition Palace (1869). Ceramic items, textiles, and metalwork from pre-Hispanic cultures are exhibited here.
- Museum of Italian Art. Built by the Italian community in homage to the centenary of Peru's independence, it was inaugurated in 1924. Its Italian Renaissance façade is carved from white marble.
- Parque de la Exposición (Exhibition Park). It houses monuments that date back to the independence centenary celebrations, including the Pabellón Morisco (Moorish Pavilion), the Seismograph, the Chinese Fountain, the Botanical Garden and the Japanese Garden.
- Reserve Park. Circuito Mágico del Agua (Magical Water Tour). In this enchanting place, water, light and music combine in perfect harmony to create an unforgettable experience.
Iquitos, the main river port in Peru, surrounded by jungle and bathed by colossal rivers. Its architecture preserves the elegance of the times of the rubber boom, and its people preserve the traditions of the former Amazonian inhabitants.
- Mother Church. Built in the neo-Gothic style between 1911 and 1924. It has a single nave and a wooden pulpit featuring carvings on its right side.
- Historic Buildings. Among its lush green jungle and the mysterious sounds of the Amazon rainforest, Iquitos is home to a series of architectural gems that captivate visitors - traces of the “Barones del Caucho” (Rubber Barons). The most famous is the Casa de Fierro (Iron House).
- Pier of Tarapacá or the Boulevard. One block from the Plaza de Armas, on the shores of the Itaya river. It dates back to the era of the rubber boom.
- Municipal Museum of Natural Sciences. It exhibits taxidermied native animals from the area and a collection of local handicrafts.
- Museo Amazónico (Amazon Museum). Built in 1863. The large windows ending in semi-circular arches and protected by strong iron bars are remarkable.
- Belén Port and Town. Its origins date back to the beginning of the 20th century, and it comprises traditional homes built on top of topa wood rafts that float on the water during the flood season.
- Quistococha Tourism Complex. Located near Quistococha lagoon, it features an artificial beach where visitors can swim, sunbathe, and enjoy the white sand and beautiful landscapes.
- San Juan Handicraft Market. Producing and selling a wide variety of regional handicrafts, such as textiles weaved with plant fibres, wood carvings, and different types of pottery with traditional motifs.
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The city of Puerto Maldonado, with its pubs and restaurants, offers an excellent opportunity for a comfortable stopover before and after visiting the jungle depths.
Moquegua, a city of mansions and colonial balconies, a sunny climate and beaches. The countryside, abundant in grapes, fruits and olives, is the final destination for visitors.
The highest city in Peru, it still has buildings and temples from colonial times and coexists with the impressive open scar in the landscape caused by mining activity. The ancient city is giving way to the new and modern, but its main attractions are far from the city centre.
Piura, the first city founded by the Spanish in Peru. With the sea breeze just a short distance away it has become centre of worship for sea lovers. The colonial temples and artesanal tradition of its people supplement the excellent food.
- Plaza de Armas. It is surrounded by tamarind trees brought from the Yapatera estate that were planted in 1870.
- Piura Cathedral. Founded in 1588 and dedicated to the Virgen de la Asunción (Virgin of the Assumption) and San Miguel Arcángel (Michael the Archangel).
- San Francisco Church. An ancient cloister built by Franciscan priests during the 18th century.
- Admiral Miguel Grau Museum and House. This is the house where Admiral Miguel Grau, hero of the War of the Pacific (the war against Chile in 1879) was born and lived.
- El Carmen Church. El Carmen Church, described by the historian Del Busto as the most “Baroque in the city”.
- Vicús Municipal Museum and Gold Room. It houses 61 gold artefacts that show the level of development and technology attained by the Vicús civilisation.
- Los Ejidos National Tourism Center. At the heart of this area is a 20 km (12 miles) long reservoir, created when the Piura river was dammed.
- Catacaos. A town that has many excellent craftspeople devoted to cotton and straw weaving, as well as making gold and silver filigrees.
- Narihualá Archaeological Site (Narihualá Fort). Considered to be the capital of a local pre-Inca civilisation called Tallán.
A city with countryside traditions, notable colonial influence in the form of temples and mansions, and the eternal presence of the imposing Lake Titicaca.
- Cathedral. Built in the 17th century, its façade was carved by the Peruvian master builder Simón de Asto.
- Balcony of the Conde de Lemos. Built around 1668, it is said that the Viceroy Conde de Lemos once stayed here.
- Carlos Dreyer Museum. Artefacts made from pottery, silver, gold and textiles are on display here, as well as Inca and pre-Inca stone sculptures and items from the colonial and republican periods.
- Deustua Arch. Built from carved stone, it was constructed by the people of Puno in honour of the Peruvian independence fighters.
- Huajsapata Hill. Natural viewpoint from which both the city and Lake Titicaca can be seen.
- Casa del Corregidor (Corregidor's House). 17th century colonial mansion, where the Fair Trade Center (CIAP) is located.
- Kuntur Wasi scenic viewpoint. Kuntur Wasi means “House of the Condor” and offers unbeatable views over Puno and Lake Titicaca.
- Puma Uta scenic viewpoint park. The park has a stone monument in the shape of a puma.
- Bahía de los Incas (Inca Bay) Eco-Tourism Pier. A walking tour that boasts stunning views over the lake, where the "sukankas" or "intihuatanas" can be found.
- Yavarí Museum Boat. Iron-hulled ship built in the United Kingdom in the 1860s and transported from the Pacific coast to the Andean highlands in 2,766 pieces.
- Naval Museum. An exhibition about iron vessels sailing on Lake Titicaca.
- Museo de la Totora (Reed Museum. Ancient models are on display, and visitors can learn about the origins and development of decorative and practical handicrafts.
- Coca and Traditions Museum. An exhibition about the growing and use of the Coca leaf in Peru, from its beginnings to the present day.
Moyobamba and Tarapoto, two cities from where visitors can set out on the route towards the countryside, with its orchids, palms, waterfalls and imposing jungle.
Despite being modern and commercial, Tacna has not forgotten its roots and preserves its status as a Heroic City with streets, avenues and monuments that are a permanent tribute to Peru's heroes.
- Cathedral. A neo-Renaissance design that incorporated stone mined from the Intiorko and Arunta hills. Work stopped for many reasons, including the War of the Pacific (1879). It was officially completed in 1954.
- Ornamental Fountain. Made from bronze during the last century and located in the Paseo Cívico, it was brought from Brussels by the English Simpson foundry and given to Tacna as a present by president José Balta.
- Casa Jurídica (Law House). It was here that the Act was signed to reincorporate Tacna into Peru, on 28 August 1929.
- Paseo Cívico. Located in the heart of the city, every Sunday a ceremony takes place here to pledge allegiance to the flag.
- Arco Parabólico (Parabolic Arch). Built in honor of Don Miguel Grau and Don Francisco Bolognesi, heroes of the war with Chile.
- Alameda Bolognesi. 20 blocks in length and the beginning of the Valle Viejo (Old Valley). Surrounded by hundreds of palm trees and romantic gazebos, under which the Caplina river flows.
- Parque de la Locomotora (Locomotive Park). Here, the Centenary Locomotive Nº 3 is on display, which was used to transport Peruvian troops during the war with Chile.
- Railway Museum. At the old Tacna-Arica railway station, many elements from the second half of the 20th century are still intact and on display.
Refreshed by the sea breeze, the city of Tumbes is impressively modern, with scenic viewpoints that allow visitors to gaze out over the beaches into the distance.
- Main Plaza. A refurbished acoustic shell covered with a mosaic is one of the highlights.
- San Nicolás de Tolentino Mother Church. Built in the 17th century by Augustinian priests.
- Malecón III Milenio (3rd Millennium Pier). Located on the right bank of the Tumbes river, it protects the city from the high volumes of water that flow in the rainy season.
- Plazuela Bolognesi (Bolognesi Small Plaza). Surrounded by trees. In the centre there is an impressive monument in honour of Francisco Bolognesi, hero of Arica.
- Paseo Jerusalén. Only open to pedestrians, its mosaics display different scenes such as the birth, life, passion and death of Jesus.
- Paseo Peatonal (Pedestrian Area). Peruvian - Ecuadorian Concordia (Agreement). Steps and a level crossing over Piura Avenue, with areas devoted to artistic activities.
- Los Libertadores Pedestrian Area. There are many shops and banks in the centre of the city.
- Tourist Viewpoint and Palo Santo Private Natural Area. Built on the tallest hill in the city, a large part of the surrounding area can be seen from here.
Centre of the Amazonian region and of logging and farming activities. Pucallpa, a city whose people are as agreeable as its climate, modern yet deeply respectful of the indigenous customs that are the pride of the region.
- Pucallpa Plaza de Armas. Two of the highlights of this modern building with lush vegetation are the 25 metre (82 feet) high obelisk and an ornamental fountain in the centre of the Plaza.
- Pucallpa Cathedral. Also known as the Cathedral of the Immaculate Virgin, patron saint of Pucallpa. Built using local wood and Spanish porcelain, it is Ogival - neo-Gothic in style.
- Plaza del Reloj Público (Public Clock Plaza). Pucallpa's first Plaza, built between 1950 and 1951.
- Pucallpa Natural Park and Regional Museum. Created to protect and preserve different species of wild Amazonian flora and fauna.
- Biodiversity Foundation Research Centre. Ecological agriculture is developed here using systems of collars, containment walls, "pilancos" and nesting boxes.
- Yarinacocha Lake. Boasting warm and calm waters, it used to be a meander of the Ucayali river, created by a change in its course. You can fish, water ski, swim, go birdwatching and spot fresh-water dolphins from a rowing boat.