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Mujica Gallo (Gold Museum)

3 star rating: Worth doing 3 Reviews

Gold and silver were highly prized and beautifully worked by the Inca. The precious materials were worked into symbolic and decorative pieces, but were never ...  Read more

Huallamarca (Pan de Azucar)

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better 1 Review

A gigantic adobe pyramid set amidst the office blocks and residential apartments of San Isidro financial district, the archeological site of Huallamarca ...  Read more

Amantani Island/Isla Amantani

For those wishing to avoid heavily touristed Taquile Island, but still enjoy a smoothly operating system of homestays and a taste of traditional lake ...  Read more

Awana Kancha

The textile mill at Awana Kancha is an entertaining and culturally-rich stop on the journey between Cusco and the Sacred Valley. Set 30 minutes outside of the ...  Read more

Batán Grande

Oh, what Batán Grande must have looked like in 1100 AD.  Located 20 miles north of Chiclayo, this sprawling remnant of the Sicán civilization is ...  Read more

Belen

Some call this unusual neighborhood of 74,000 the “Venice of the Amazon,” which is more than a little misleading. The famed “floating barrio” is quite poor, ...  Read more

Bridge of Sighs (Puente de los Suspiros)

If you’re looking for an atmospheric spot to watch the sunset in Lima, there are few lookouts as romantic as the Bridge of Sighs (Puente de los Suspiros), the ...  Read more

Brüning National Archaeological Museum

During the late 19th and early 20th century, German archaeologist Hans Heinrich Brüning Brookstedt devoted his life to Northern Peru. For decades, ...  Read more

Casa de Fierro

The most famous building in Iquitos isn’t the cathedral (though the Gothic, 1911 Iglesia Matriz is quite lovely), it’s La Casa de Fierro, or Iron House. ...  Read more

Casa de Moral (Moral House)

Built around 1730, this large ancestral house is an excellent well-preserved example of baroque-mestizo architecture. The name of the house has nothing to do ...  Read more

Casa Urquiaga (Casa Calonge)

Located along the famous Plaza de Armas, Casa Urquiaga (Casa Calonge) offers a rare glimpse into the political history of Trujillo. Here, in this sprawling ...  Read more

Chan Chan

There was once a time when a city in Peru was one of the largest known cities in the Americas. For nearly 600 years, the sprawling city was the seat of an ...  Read more

Chiclayo Cathedral

By Peruvian standards, the Chiclayo Cathedral in the Plaza de Armas is comparatively very young. Not constructed until 1869 (versus the early 16th and 17th ...  Read more

Chincheros Indian Market

The colorful Sunday market at Chinchero attracts stallholders and browsers from near and far. This traditional Andean town is known as ‘the birthplace of the ...  Read more

Choco Museo

Chocolate—like coffee—is an agricultural product which is native to the equatorial tropics. While the mountains of the Andes might not seem very tropical, the ...  Read more

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