Peru, Chachapoyas Guide (B): Should You Visit Chachapoyas in Peru’s North?
The thing about travel is that not all places you end up in are super-duper fantastic. But they aren’t horrible either. Some places you visit are just regular every day places, a spot in which to spend a pleasant afternoon or have it act as a sightseeing base. The city of Chachapoyas was precisely that in northern Peru. It wasn’t anything special and there wasn’t really anything to see in the city. But it was a pleasant place where we were able while away a few hours, observing a slice of Peruvian life.
Chachapoyas is a fairly small city up in the mountains in the north. It is considered to be the capital of the Amazonas Region. It was founded by the Spanish in 1538 – as such, there are examples of colonial architecture and plazas to check out. Other than that, there really isn’t anything else. There aren’t many tourists here, and those that are here, come for the hiking and the lesser known sites in the region. Sightseeing in Chachapoyas itself takes maybe an hour, maximum. My sister and I, we were here for a night and a full day. As we had already done our regional sightseeing, we stayed in town valiantly looking for things to see/do. We wandered up and down the streets, we people-watched, we chilled out at few different restaurants, and that was it. Not the most exciting of days but it was pleasant enough. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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