Peru is one of the countries of Latin America with the greatest archaeological and natural treasures that can be visited; its 10,000 years old history bears witness to the wonders that are the result of the merger between culture and nature. Its climatic and geographic variety provides a wide range of options when choosing where so desired holidays throughout the year.
The capital, founded in 1535, is the most urbanized part of the country; but the colonial footsteps that once characterized it are still visible, notable among these are the Cathedral, the convent of San Francisco and Santo Domingo as well as Hispanic museums and pre-Hispanic centres such as Pachacamac; Finally, the historic center. There to say goodbye to Lima without having seen the seaport of Callao where you can admire the Pacific Ocean.
The culture is born, with its polychrome ceramic and textile art, is a ubiquitous tourist spot; However, its most famous attraction are definitely the Nazca lines, located in a virtually desert area which helps keep it over the years. They are perfectly drawn geometric, anthropomorphic and Zoomorphic figures, testifying to the great knowledge that culture is born he had both the geometry and meteorology. These single lines are visible from the air and therefore we need to fly with a light aircraft to get to know them.
Here is where the height will begin to have their effects, since the city is 3.399 meters above the sea level. The inconvenience which may feel will be dizziness, suffocation and ears covered but are solved with a coca tea or with a scent called "muna", that with odors to mints and various herbs, lifted the mood instantly.
Cuzco is the ancient capital of the Inca Empire which was then taken over by the Spanish conquerors and is therefore full of historical sites to know; among them include the Coricancha, exponent of the inca-espanola merger, in it you can see overlapping structures of both cultures, since the Spanish colonists built the convent of Santo Domingo using as bases to the Temple of the inca Sun. Here will miss no opportunity to meet perfectly cut stones of 12 angles, like in Saqsaywaman; the Sacred Valley with its 534 steps to upload them gives a panoramic view of the city; Pisaq with its platforms and terraces around the mountains and its great fair, where all kinds of memories of the wonderful inca Empire.
The ancient Andean village, built to the rededor of the 15th century is located at the junction of the mountains Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu. According to research carried out in the workplace, this settlement was resting place of the first inca Emperor called Pachacutec, although signs of religious ceremonies and activities were found. Your can get from the inca trail, which can be undertaken from Cusco, or through the road Hiram Bingham where arrive in micro. The complex is divided into 2 areas: an agricultural area, consisting of a set of farming terraces; and an urban area, where the inhabitants lived and where the main civil and religious activities were taking place. Between the two areas there is a wall, a staircase and a ditch that separates them. This description is insufficient to satisfy the experience staff to visit the place.
It is to take into account its rainy period which includes the months of December to March. This can make it difficult to access because of the danger of landslides or land travel Machu Picchu. However, many tourists attend at the time and can enjoy all the wonders of the place, what you can not miss is one jacket, Diver or any kind of shelter, since their temperatures considerably lower in summer. Even so, Peru is a beautiful country year-round, offering multiple options when it comes to vacations.Article copyright: Leonor Marseille. Please contact the author of this article to obtain your permission and authorization express to be able to use or publish their content in whole or part.
Leonor Marseille - student of Psychology at the National University of La Plata