DEPARTMENT OF AMAZONS
The department of Amazons is famous for its forests of fog, areas with impressive microclimates whose intense humidity favors an exuberant flora where they highlight orchids and bromelias and an unique fauna with Andean bears and cockerels of the rocks.
The capital city, Chachapoyas, of narrow back streets and a wide Square of Weapons, conserves like sample of its past beautiful colonial large houses and showy balconies. From there they can be carried out trips toward the impacting citadel of built Kuélap for Chachapoyas, a hardened town that resisted the Inca colonization per years. Located in the high of rocky hills and preserved by a defensive gigantic wall, Kuélap houses in its circular interior enclosures with ornamental friezes.
In the area they can also visit one another the Lagoon of the Condors or of the Mummies, the waterfall Chinata and the Sarcophaguses of Karajía, surprising tombs of mud of two meters of high located in a rocky mountain.
Antigua cradle of the civilization of Chachapoya, the city was subjected to the Incan Empire in s. XV and later on, after the conquest, returned to be founded for the Spaniards with the name of Chachapoyas. Of that time they date their square of Weapons and the paved small back streets that they are conserved until the present time.
Square of Weapons of the city of Chachapoyas
It is surrounded of colonial beautiful large houses with traditional balconies; in many cases, these large houses have been transformed into inns, restaurants and commercial houses. They highlight Municipal Palacio and the house where the precursor of the independence, Toribio was born Rodríguez of Mendoza that today is house and headquarters of the bishopric. The square has a pileta of brass of republican style.
Plazuela of the Independence
It is located in Jr. Amazons cdra. 3 s/n. It was built in commemoration of the battle of Figs Urco, in which the patriots of the area directed by the Colonel José Matos faced the Spaniards and they were victorious.
Well of Yanayacu
Located in the hill Luya Urco, to 1 km (15 min. on foot) of the Square of Weapons. The original name of the well was "Source Cuyana" because, according to the tradition, the bachelors that arrived to the city and they drank of its you are flooded they were forever, attracted by the irresistible charm of its handsome wives. Sacred Toribio of Mogrovejo visited this place and he/she left recorded on a stone the figure of a miter, of a shepherd's crook and the year of the event.
Archaeological Remains of Yalape
To 21 km to the south of the city of Chachapoyas (40 minutes in car). Located to a height of 2700 msnm, this archaeological complex of the chachapoyas dates of the years 1100 to 1300 d.C. it is calculated that he/she has an extension 4 hectares and it presents the circular classic constructions decorated on high with friezes relief in form of rhombuses and of zigzag.
Lagoon of the Condors
To 93 km to the south of the city of Chachapoyas (3 hours 30 minutes in car) you arrives until the town of Leymebamba from where 45 km is traveled to the lagoon (12 hours on foot and in mule). It is required the presence of a guide obligatorily. Also known since as Lagoon of the Mummies in a headland located to their banks they were more than 200 mummies in good conservation state in spite of the warm and humid climate of the area. Accompanying to the mummies was around 3000 objects belonging to the Inca cultures and Chachapoya. The headlands are decorations with paintings rupestres.
Museum of Place of Leymebamba
Located in Av. Austria s/n, Leymebamba. The city of Leymebamba is to 93 km to the south of Chachapoyas (3 hours 30 minutes in car); of Leymebamba 10 km is traveled until arriving at the museum. The visits are: M-D 9:30 - 16:30.
This modern museum exhibits the mummies and objects found in the Lagoon of the Condors, as well as textile, ceramios and weapons found in the area.
Some Distances from the city of Chachapoyas:
Bagua (County of Bagua) is to 162 km of distance.
Jumbilla (County of Bongará) is to 130 km of distance.
Sacred María of it Snows (County of Condorcanqui) it is to 570 km of distance, for earth until Imazita and of there for glider until it Snows.
Lamud (County of Luya) this to 29 km of distance.
Mendoza (County of Rodríguez of Mendoza) to 84 km of distance.
Big (County of Utcubamba) Bagua to 92 km of distance.
I SHIELD OF THE DEPARTMENT OF AMAZONS
Capital of the Department: Chachapoyas
7 counties and 83 districts.
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|SURFACE: 39,249 KM2|
CAPITAL: Chachapoyas 2,334 msnm
CLIMATE: Temperate and with estacioneslluviosas and you dry difenidas well.
TEMPERATURE: Medial yearly 14.5 centigrade grades.
DISTANCES: Chachapoyas - Lima 1,191 km.
Chachapoyas - Moyobamba 193 km.
Chachapoyas - Cajamarca 335 km.
EXHIBITION OF THE MUMMIES DE LEYMEBAMBA IN THE MUSEUM OF THE NATION.
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