The coast of Peru and its beautiful cities

The coast of Peru, also known as Chala, is a dream place since the landscape favors architecture in every way. It is a beautiful vision that invites you to explore it and investigate its culture. Certainly, South American destinations never cease to be interesting when traveling.

The imposing coast of Peru

The Peruvian geography is full of incredible landscapes and the coast is just a sample of it. Not in vain It is considered as one of the eight most representative natural regions of the country. The coast of Peru covers more than 2000 kilometers in length, although the coastline as such reaches 3080 kilometers.

The imposing and wonderful landscape of the Chala houses many cities with a very unique appearance. Here are some of the most memorable. You will verify that in them there are constructions that date from the times of the conquest and the colony; therefore, they have a certain "stately" air.

1. Arequipa

Arequipa is the second most populous city in Peru after its capital, Lima. As well as the second most industrialized. It was founded in 1540 under the name of Villa Hermosa de Nuestra Señora de la Asunta. It is not by the sea, but it is It is the capital of an apartment that has the coast very close and whose view is beautiful.

Arequipa, Peru

In September of 1541 the monarch Carlos V ordered it to be called the City of Arequipa. It stands out for its virreinal and republican religious architecture, product of the mixture between the native and European culture. And it should be noted that, from the beginning, it became One of the most important cities, as far as economic development is concerned.

Arequipa, also known as The White City, is capable of marveling both Peruvians and tourists. Its beautiful and very well preserved historic center was declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.Beyond the capital, the department of Arequipa has more than 500 kilometers of coastline and wonderful beaches.

The beauty and history of the coast of Peru

2. Callao

This beautiful city located in the center-west of Peru was founded only two years after Lima, in the year 1537. Like other Peruvian cities, Callao has a spectacular historic center that is very interesting to visit to appreciate the samples of the Inca culture and the post-conquest mix.

Fort Felipe Real in Callao, Peru

Still preserves the beauty of the old and narrow cobbled streets, Historic squares, beautiful old balconies and much more. Some of the historical buildings that stand out are: José Gálvez Square, Independence Square, Callao Cathedral and Matriz del Callao Church.

The fortress of Real Felipe was built in the 18th century and it is a military building whose objective was to defend the people against possible attacks by pirates and privateers. This ancient and imposing building is one of the most important tourist attractions of Callao.

The district of the Point is a peninsula with tip form that stands out of the Callao. This district is a very striking sector since most of the residences of the upper and middle classes are located there, as well as numerous local and luxurious nightclubs.

“Once you have traveled, the journey never ends, but it is recreated time and again from showcases with memories. The mind can never let go of the trip ”

-Pat Conroy-

3. Lima

Lima is the capital of Peru, as well as The main economic and cultural center of the country.It has a privileged location on the shores of the Pacific Ocean and, therefore, an enviable landscape. A beautiful city where nature, history and modernity merge into one.

This city was founded in 1535 by the Spanish, although it is known that This territory was previously occupied by pre-Inca settlements.Some of the places you can not miss are the monuments and buildings that make up the historic center of Lima.

The spectacular historic center of Lima was declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1991 and, since then, It has become one of the main tourist attractions in the country.

Lima Peru

The historic center of Lima is made up of more than 600 monuments. Among that large number of buildings, the numerous balconies of the colonial era stand out. The Plaza Mayor, the Plaza San Martín, the Casona of the San Marcos University, the convent of Santo Domingo, the Fifth Dam and the Court of the Holy Inquisition are just some of the historical places that you can know in this magnificent city.

Other important cities that make up the coast of Peru are: Chiclayo, Pisco, Ica, Chimbote, Piura, Sullana, Tacna and Trujillo. All with beautiful natural landscapes that blend with its rich history and culture.It is not surprising that Peru is one of those countries that fall in love as soon as they meet.

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