Where to go and what to see in Peru
Ancient Peru, a country full of secrets and mysteries of a centuries-old has been home to highly developed civilizations of the peoples of the Andes, with untold wealth. And now the achievements of the Incas, conquered by the Spaniards five centuries ago is impressive. The legendary Nazca Desert, with its gigantic images that appeared from nowhere, mountain lake Titicaca, the Inca old buildings, amazing for its size, a great and mysterious Amazon - all this attracts millions of tourists to Peru around the world.
Peru - a country with a surprisingly varied landscape: two thousand kilometers of gravel and sandy beaches to the west, the mighty snow-capped peaks of the Andes in the central part of the climb to an altitude of six thousand feet, the tropical forests in the east. Similar to the landscape and history of Peru: an amazing and mysterious. The Incas built their empire for centuries, came the Spaniards destroyed it for decades. One of the unique monuments that show the greatness of the city of the Incas Machu Picchu, which has remained to this day, built at an altitude of two thousand kilometers, at the very top of the ridge. This is a huge open-air museum. Next to it are numerous small hotels.
Another cultural center of Peru is Cusco - archaeological capital of America. In this city on the ruins of buildings built by the Incas, the Spaniards came built their churches. Another gem Ondoy Peru is the Nazca Desert, on the stones which smashed the giant figures, ranging in size from forty feet to eight kilometers. Unfortunately, to consider these mysterious signs in their full glory can only bird's-eye view.
Contemporary Peruvian welcome at the tourists. The most popular is the city of Lima - the capital of the country. This is a huge metropolis with its numerous restaurants, hotels, shops and fishing beaches. The main attractions are the capital of the central Plaza de Armas, with its stone fountain, the city's oldest building, built back in the seventeenth century, as well as the magnificent cathedral. Amazing and the Church of San Francisco, it survived the catacombs of the colonial period, special attention should be given a unique Museum of the Inquisition and the Gold Museum. Center for nightlife - it's Barranco district, which, with its many shops and supermarkets are considered the best place for shopping.