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The 10 Best Tourist Places in Peru

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Peruvian Sacred invites you to know the 10 best cities in Peru where you can appreciate impressive Inca ruins, tradition culture and historical legacy and also enjoy the variety of flora and fauna.

1.- Lima

It becomes the Capital of Peru, known as the best emerging destination, where we can find a mixture of modernity and history, and we will also get a little culture in the different neighborhoods such as Miraflores and San Isidro, where we will enjoy the old colonial buildings of the Center Historical that come to be declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
In the capital of Peru we can also enjoy the best gastronomies in the world, also known as the Gastronomic Capital of America, where it houses many establishments where we can enjoy the potajes.


2.- Cusco

One of the most popular destinations for visitors that contains different and numerous tourist places, where it keeps priceless historical and cultural treasures, ruins that was the capital of the Inca Empire. It is currently declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.


3.– Sacred Valley of the Incas:

It encompasses different archeological sites and villages that keep a lot of tradition, folklore and traditions that are transmitted from generation to generation
Among the main complexes we have in the Sacred Valley are the Pisac complex, the town of Chinchero with its famous fabrics and the archaeological complex of Ollantaytambo, a small Inca citadel.
The Sacred Valley of the Incas is also known for its climate since it has a mild climate, as well as for its crops possessing the best corn grains.

4.- Machu Picchu:

The citadel of Machupicchu located at 2,360 meters above sea level in the jungle eyebrow in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, which has Inca walls, terraces and platforms; This citadel is immersed between majestic mountains, and Amazonian vegetation.
It is currently declared World Heritage by UNESCO and since 2007 one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World, has a purely Inca construction where we can visualize temples, palaces and stairways, which was built in the period of the ninth Inca Pachacuteq.

5- Arequipa:

Also known as the White City, a city with an architecture made of white volcanic stones, this city is declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
The places you can visit are the Plaza de Armas where the cathedral is in a neoclassical style, as well as convents such as Santa Catalina and the San Lázaro neighborhood.

6- Titicaca Lake :

It is located at 3,812 m.a.s.l., it is known as the highest navigable lake in the world, enclosed with mountainous landscapes belonging to the Andes Mountains, located between the countries of Peru and Bolivia, within the city of Puno.
Apart from enjoying the lake, we can also visit the islands, where various indigenous communities live and maintain their traditions that are transmitted from generation to generation. Among them we have the, Taquile Islands, Urus.


7- Mancora:

Well known for its large white sand beach grounds and warm crystal clear waters surrounded by greenery, surfing is possible on these beaches and has a warm climate throughout the year

8- Chiclayo

Also known as the city of sorcerers, due to the numerous presence of shamans, healers, who serve people who come from different parts of the country and the world in search of cures for their ills. In this city we can enjoy the Mercado de los Brujos, the Royal Burial of the Lord of Sipán and the Pyramids of Túcume, impressive constructions of the Mochica and Lambayeque culture.

9- Iquitos:

The city of Iquitos well known for its Amazonian beauty, with the most extensive tropical forest in the world, declared as one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Where we can enjoy the forests with flora and fauna and the Amazon River.


10- Nazca Lines:

Located in the Pampas de Jumana, where we can observe huge geoglyphs adopting animal, vegetable and geometric designs

Aerial view of the Spider (46 meters long) at Nazca Lines, some 435 km south of Lima, Peru on December 11, 2014. Geoglyphs can be seen only from atop the surrounding foothills or from aircrafts. The purpose of Nazca lines remains unclear, according some scientists Nazca people created them to be seen by their gods from the sky. Nazca Lines cover an area of about 500 km2. AFP PHOTO / MARTIN BERNETTI (Photo credit should read MARTIN BERNETTI/AFP/Getty Images)

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