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Centro Historico, Chachapoyas

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Landmark Tourist Spot
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. With our online itinerary creator, Chachapoyas attractions like Centro Historico can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • In the surroundings of the plaza de armas is the Museum which is very interesting, well mounted and it is free, the wonderful thing about this city is the order and cleanliness, are not allowed the motorcycle taxis, congratulate their authorities.
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  • The historical centre fortunately has not given to the avatars of modernity. I know that thanks to the management of a good Mayor of German nationality and the same people, motorcycle taxis in the Center and neon signs are not permitted. Thanks to this city retains the traditional so beautiful architecture that characterizes it, although the surroundings are being built in any way. A penalty. People greet each other and are very willing to help the traveller.
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  • Having travelled to most parts of Peru over the past few years I was delighted to discover this lovely city in the northern mountains. The Plaza de Armas is a relaxing central square overlooked by an ...  more »

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Where to stay in Chachapoyas

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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