Huaraz is the capital of the department of Ancash, its altitude it is of 3,080 meters on the sea level, it is one of the most important cities in the mountain of Peru.
Huaraz has the titles of THE VERY GENEROUS CITY DE HUARAZ, for its sacrificed and resolved support to the cause of the Independence of America (1824).
It is also known as THE INTERNATIONAL FRIENDSHIP'S CAPITAL, after the earthquake of May of 1970, 31 that destroyed the colonial city totally, causing more than 10 thousand deaths. This last title the he/she obtained to concentrate the support of the whole world that was overturned in an expression of solidarity few times seen, with help for the survivors of the earthquake.
Today the city is projected in a commercial and tourist sustained development, because he/she concentrates the biggest percentage in the tourist infrastructure of the area.
Huaraz in their area urban bill with five (5) neighborhoods integrated in two districts: Soledad, Nativity, San Francisco, Huarupampa and Centennial and expansion areas like The Olive trees, Pedregal, Nicrupampa, Shancayán and Vichay, are a modern city with streets and wide avenues, squares and parks that give him/her an aspect of modern and comfortable city.
From all the points of the city you can appreciate the Mountain range Blanca with their imposing ones snowy tropical.
From Huaraz it leaves toward the west Saving the Black Mountain range, an affirmed highway that it leaves to the coast for the city of Casma, this journey in four or five hours ago in comfortable form.
PRINCIAPALES TOURIST ATTRACTIVENESS
ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM DE ANCASH
SANCTUARY OF THE SOLITUDE'S GENTLEMAN
ARCHAEOLOGICAL REMAINS DE WAULLAC
LAGOON DE CHURUP
ARCHAEOLOGICAL REMAINS DE WILLCAHUAIN AND ICHIC WILLCAHUAIN
NATIONAL PARK HUASCARAN
The Park was created in 1975, with the purpose of conserving the flora and the wild fauna, geologic formations, archaeological remains and scenic beauties and Natural Patrimony of the Humanity was declared by UNESCO in 1985. Inside their 340.000 have that almost understand the whole Mountain range Blanca, you can appreciate a wide variety of species vegetable altoandinas, as the Goad Raimondi in the areas of Quesque and Pumapampa (whose inflorescence the biggest in the vegetable Kingdom is considered and once it flourishes, he/she dies) and the queñuales in the lagoons of Llanganuco.
Among the 296 lagoons that it possesses the park they stand out those of Parón, Cullicocha, Llanganuco, Auquiscocha, Rajucolta, Querococha and Cuchillococha. Of their 663 glaciers Huascarán (6768 msnm), Huandoy (6395 msnm), Chopicalqui (6354 msnm), Hualcán (6122 msnm) and Alpamayo (5947 msnm) highlight.
Among the animals they highlight the bear of glasses, the taruca and the Andean (the three species in extinction danger) condor, the puma, the deer, the Andean cat and a diversity of birds.
HUARAZ SQUARE OF WEAPONS
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CATHEDRAL OF THE SOLITUDE'S GENTLEMAN
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