Peru is a result of amalgamated cultures. It started with the conglomeration of the Pre-Inca civilizations under the Inca Empire and then it went under the influence of the Spaniards during the colonial era. Finally, it received an influx of European and Asian population during the First and Second World Wars.
Nowadays, archaeological sites, colonial houses, and the modern cities demonstrate the outstanding amalgamation of the various cultures. Among the main places of cultural and tourist attraction:
- Cusco, where you can find the Sacsayhuaman fortress, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, and Machu Picchu
- The rain forest of Madre de Dios, with its Natural Reserve of Manu
- The South American folkloric capital of Puno, with its Titicaca Lake – the highest lake in the world
- The Tombs of Sillustani; Arequipa, with the Misti volcano
- The Colca Canyon and the Valley of the Volcanoes
- Ica, with the constellation portrayal at the Nazca Lines
- Ancash with the Reserve of Huascaran, Alley of Huaylas, and the snowed capped Huascaran Mountain
- Iquitos, with its prominent rain forest and its fabulous Amazon River
- Tumbes, with beautiful beaches
- Lambayeque, with the Valley of the Pyramids and the Treasures of The Lord of Sipán
- Cajamarca with its hot springs and beautiful Campiñas
- La Libertad, with its millenaries ruins of Chan Chan.
Peru became a Republic in 1821 when General Jose de San Martin proclaimed its independency from Spain. Since then, we are proud to celebrate its anniversary every July 28th.