On the official tourism portal of Peru they are very clear: traveling to this South American country "is awakening from pending dreams, it is connecting with oneself, it is entering into 5,000 years of living history". And the truth is that they are not right, since here you will have the possibility of enjoying a wide range of experiences, being able to contemplate all kinds of ecosystems (deserts, jungles, canyons, Andean peaks ...), discover important historical monuments (twelve places have been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO), immerse yourself in ancient traditions, enjoy the latest in leisure and restoration ...
Today in Hard Hobbit To Break we moved to Peru to discover some of its most important cities. Specifically, we are going to talk about the 10 most populous cities, some of which are also important tourist centers. Would you like to join us?
How could it be otherwise, the most populous city in Peru is Lima, which is also its capital. Located on the country's central coast, it is considered the political, cultural, financial and commercial center of Peru. Among its main points of interest are the historic center, its archaeological centers, its museums and its art galleries.
Known as the White City, Arequipa is the capital of the homonymous department, in addition to being the seat of the Constitutional Court and the second city industrial from the country. Its historic center is surprising, which has been declared a World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO.
The third most populous city in the country is Trujillo, capital of the department of La Libertad. Much of the heritage cultural, architectural and urban planning of the city is located in its urban core, although its main points of interest are the archaeological zones of Chan, which has been declared a World Heritage Site; and Huacas del Sol y de la Luna.
We continue our tour of the most populated cities of Peru in Chiclayo, which is the capital of the department of Lambayeque. It is important to note that it is located near the ruins north of Wari, an important prehistoric archaeological site.
The fifth most populous city in the country is Iquitos, which is the capital of the department of Loreto. It is one of the great cities protagonists of the enormous Rubber Fever, a period that Europeanized it at different levels. Today it is a city cosmopolitan with strong Amazonian roots. It is important to note that its historic center contains several Cultural Heritage of the Nation monuments.
We also have to talk about Piura, which is the capital of the Piura Region. It is known as the City of Hospitality, thanks to its hospitable population; City of the Eternal Sun, for its heat and sun; Algarrobos City, for its carob forests; and Museum City, for its many museums.
The seventh most populous city in Peru is Cuzco, also called Cusco. Located on the eastern slope of the Andes mountain range, it is declared the capital historical of the country, in addition to being a World Heritage Site by UNESCO due to the large number of monuments it houses.
On the north-central coast of Peru we find Chimbote, the eighth most populous city in the country. It is known for its activity port and for being an important headquarters of the fishing and steel industry of Peru.
Another important city in Peru is Huancayo, which is famous for its name of Incontrastable City, in addition to its fair Sunday craft, its landscapes, its history and its crafts.
Finally, we are going to talk about Tacna, a city in southern Peru, land of deserts and fertile valleys. Its landscape is unique and its past dates back to paintings cave paintings of the Toquepala Caves. We want to highlight its beaches, its thermal waters and its lagoons.
– Colca Valley, one of the most beautiful natural corners of Peru
– The impressive Fortress of Sacsayhuamán in Peru
– The enigmatic lines of Nazca in Peru
The most populated cities of Peru (August 2020)
- Cusco, Lima