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Every region in Peru is characterized by its unique nature landscape. In this country one will find lifeless desert, snowcapped mountains and dense forests. There are also several interesting historic landmarks here. Visiting them will help travelers know more about rich culture and heritage of Peru and its people.
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Cahuachi, a major ceremonial center of the Nazca culture, is an internationally famous archaeological finding. The complex is located in the Nazca Desert. Cahuachi consists of numerous mounds with numerous religious buildings constructed on top of them. According to archaeologists, several thousand years ago Cahuachi was the largest center of pilgrimage in the country. The worldwide famous Nazca Lines are located nearby. Added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Nazca Lines attract scientists from all around the world. They try to solve the mystery of creation and purpose of the geoglyphs.
Huilcahuain Temple is a beautiful example of ancient architecture. The complex of temples was constructed in the 10th century and is conditionally divided into two levels. No kind of glue was used to keep the giant stones together, so it's a true miracle that the temple was not damaged during several devastating earthquakes. Inner premises of the temple consist of a complicated system of rooms and underground pathways, and from the outside the walls are decorated with big drawings of animals and birds. Copyright
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Palacio de Torre Tagle is one of the most famous landmarks of the medieval period. The palace was built in the beginning of the 17th century and is considered an amazing example of the baroque style. The palace charms visitors with its elegant design and skillfully selected furnishing. The ground floor of the building is the location of a giant hall that has become a traditional venue for various important events and governmental meetings. Excursions to Raqchi region are traditionally very popular with tourists. During the Incan period a big city was located here, but now tourists can mostly see the ruins and several buildings - a big temple dedicated to Viracocha and several houses. There is a big man-made water reserve near the temple, and the purpose of this reserve is still a mystery.
When it comes to describing religious landmarks of Peru, it's simply impossible to fail to mention the Temple of the Moon, which has become internationally famous because of beautiful frescoes that are used to decorate halls of the temple. The facade is also decorated with drawings depicting ancient gods, patrons of earth and fertility. The inner yard of the temple is no less interesting as tourists will find several religious facilities there. Many centuries ago they were used for sacrificial ceremonies.
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Map of all parks
National and city parks of Peru
♥   National Park 'Bahuaja Sonene' . On the map   Photos
♥   National Park 'Cerros de Amotape' . On the map   Photos
♥   National Park 'Cordillera Azul' . On the map   Photos
♥   National Park 'Cutervo' . On the map   Photos
♥   World Heritage Site 'Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu' . On the map   Photos
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Palaces in Peru
♥   Palace 'Palace of Justice' Lima. On the map   Photos
♥   Palace 'Torre Tagle Palace' Lima. On the map   Photos

Famous and uniques places in Peru from our review series

Machu Picchu Citadel

From the series “Famous UNESCO Sites in South America”
Of course, one of the most recognized and visited tourist attractions of the South American continent is Machu Picchu. The ancient city of the Incas is one of the seven modern wonders of the world. A lot of unsolved mysteries are associated with it. The main mystery lies in the mysterious disappearance of locals who, according to available evidence, left their hometown literally overnight. The town lost in the Peruvian mountains has being empty for three hundred years. Its ruins were discovered accidentally.

There are no written evidences of the existence of the ancient city. Even in the colonial era, no one knew about this city. The site was found only in the early 20th century. During the time of the Incas, Machu Picchu was an impregnable fortress town, whose territory embraced more … Read all

Cusco City

From the series “Famous UNESCO Sites in South America”
The Peruvian city of Cusco is an important archeological area. The research of archaeologists has shown that people began to settle in that places more than 3 000 years ago. First tribes of the Incas have lived there. A major city has remained the capital of their empire for many years. During archaeological excavations, ruins of ancient temples and places of worship were discovered, as well as numerous places of ritual sacrifices.

For hundreds of years, the capital of the Incas has retained its unique shape. The city was adorned by palaces and temples. Many buildings of the colonial era, which can be seen while walking, were built on the foundations of ancient structures. In addition to numerous architectural monuments, Cusco city is worth noting because of unique museums.

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La Rinconada

From the series “The most extreme settlements on the planet”
One of the most extreme settlements in the world is in Peru. La Rinconada is situated in the Alps, at an altitude of 5 100 meters above sea level. This tiny town is the highest settlement in the world. It was founded by settlers, who were attracted to these remote places by the discovered reserves of the gold ore. Despite the fact that it is very hard to live at such a height because of thin air and harsh climatic conditions, the population of La Rinconada is still growing steadily.

Today, the town is home to more than 30 000 people. However, there is still no developed system of sewerage and water supply, and the town can only be accessed along a narrow mountain road. Gold mining in the local mines is held in poor conditions. Many citizens are working for thirty days for free, and on … Read all
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Sightseeing in popular cities of Peru

Lima is located on the pacific coast near the foot of the Andes. This is not only the largest metropolis of South America, but also a unique city that offers numerous entertainments and rest possibilities to its tourists. The city has carefully preserved the history of the colonial period, the period of Spanish governors and conquistadors. In Lima there are three most important buildings of their epoch. These are the municipality, government palace and cathedral with the tomb of Francisco … Read more

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