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HUARAZ


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
Located in Av. Luzuriaga 762. Tel. (043) 72-1551. The visits are from Monday to Saturday of 9:00.17:00, Sundays of 9:00.14:00.
In the place an important collection of sculptures of stone of the culture exists Recuay, as well as ceramic pieces and textile of the cultures preíncas Chavín, Huarás Blanco on Red, Mochica, Wari and Chimú.

SANCTUARY OF THE SOLITUDE'S GENTLEMAN
Located in Plazuela of the Mr. of Soledad. Tel. (043) 72-8878. Monday visits to Sunday of 8:00-13:00 and 15:00-18:00.
Built after the earthquake of 1970, he/she keeps the image of the Mr. of Soledad, boss of the city of Huarás whose image dates of the time of the foundation of the city, in the XVI century.

ARCHAEOLOGICAL REMAINS DE WAULLAC
To 2 km to the east of Huaraz (5 minutes in car).
Waullac is an archaeological place that dates of the time preínca and it belongs a period Wari (600 d.C). It would be about a place of use compound mortician for five stone structures that liken small niches.

LAGOON DE CHURUP
To 28 km to the east of Huaraz (1 hour and 30 minutes in car), you arrives until the town of Pitec; from there one walks more for some 2 hours.
The lagoon is surrounded of queñuales, quisuares and ichu. In the surroundings typical species of the Andean fauna can be observed as vizcachas, cats mountain and diverse species of birds, as the wild ducks.

ARCHAEOLOGICAL REMAINS DE WILLCAHUAIN AND ICHIC WILLCAHUAIN
To 7 km to the northeast of Huaraz (35 minutes in car or 3 hours on foot).
It is a sample of the architecture Wari that was developed in that that now call Half (700 a.C - 100 d.C) Horizon. The buildings present a net of galleries in their interior and they were used as spaces for offerings.

NATIONAL PARK HUASCARAN
Diverse entrances exist to the park, according to the interest of the visitors. Variants, among those that highlight the entrance for the sector Llanganuco, where they are the lagoons Chinancocha (of a turquoise beautiful color) and Orconconcha; and the entrance for the sector Carp that allows the access to snowy Pastoruri.

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 PLAZA DE ARMAS
HUARAZ SQUARE OF WEAPONS
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HUARAZ IGLESIA
CATHEDRAL OF THE SOLITUDE'S GENTLEMAN
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HUARAZ DE NOCHE
HUARAZ



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