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Plaza de Armas de Iquitos, Iquitos

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Stroll through Plaza de Armas de Iquitos, an attractive urban park and public garden. Relax under the palm trees surrounding the central monument, a tribute to the Peruvians who lost their lives during the Pacific War (1879-83). In the eastern portion of the square, you'll find a fountain with timed jets of water, decorated with colored lights. Using our world travel planner, Iquitos attractions like Plaza de Armas de Iquitos can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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Where to stay in Iquitos

The scenic, remote city of Iquitos has long been established as a route into the Amazon, so you'll find a good range of accommodations here. Most of the luxury options lie between Calle Samanez Ocampo and the river, with established colonial-era buildings housing some of the most characterful lodgings. Around the town's primarily residential areas, find simple guesthouses on modest-looking side streets, along with rental apartments ideal for longer stays. Scenic lodges and campgrounds on the edge of town give you the feeling of isolation and wilderness that so many come to the Amazon to find.
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  • We were told the metal building was designed by the same architect as Eiffel Tower. It is worth a visit to walk around  more »
  • If you come to Iquitos, you must visit the square. On Sundays, families gather and it becomes a genuine "family affair". Watching the festivities and the camaraderie is a joy to behold. Pull up a benc...  more »
  • This Is a great place to visit. If you bring your family to Iquitos you have to plan to stay on a Sunday Night. The Mayor is an awesome women who shuts down the streets around the square on Sunday nig...  more »