Centro Historico, Chachapoyas

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Take a break from your hiking trip and spend some time in civilization at Centro Historico. Though considered more of a side dish to Chachapoyas' renowned trails, the town offers a glimpse into the present-day life in this area. Explore a number of excellent cafes, restaurants, and shops, where you can sample delicious local foods and grab a few souvenirs. Book a Chachapoyas walking tour in the town; if you feel like haggling you can usually get them for below asking price. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Centro Historico and many more Chachapoyas attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Chachapoyas trip planner .
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  • Chachapoyas is a beautiful corner of the high Peruvian jungle. It has a beautiful main square, although its old cathedral no longer exists. However, you can see some of their old furniture as part of the decoration of the new Church.
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  • Chachapoyas has all the services and maintain a well-kept city without large items or infrastructure. It retains its colonial ambience.
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  • Unlike other cities of the Peru, Center is well-preserved, Plaza de Armas has not been malograda with ugly buildings, the Amazonas street is pedestrianised and also maintains the harmony
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Visitors to Chachapoyas can take advantage of a number of hotels spread across town, including many options clustered near the main city square. Most hostels cater to backpackers who need few amenities, but if you want something more comfortable and better equipped, consider a guesthouse a short drive outside the city. Most family-run establishments in the surrounding villages offer guided treks to nearby waterfalls and ruins, with collected profits used to improve local infrastructure.
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