Are you thinking of undertaking a Peru trip for your next holiday? Whether it is your first time visiting the Peru or you have visited the area before, you definitely need to read this comprehensive Peru guide. Read the following article and find out all the interesting facts that you should know about Peru, including where to go and what to do.
Location Peru is officially known as the Republic of Peru and is a country found in South America. Peru is located in the western part of South America and bordered by Equador, Colombia, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile and the Pacific Ocean. Name The name of the Republic of Peru is derived from a local 16th century politician, named Biru. Population According to 2007 statistical data, Peru has a population of a little less than thirty million residents, referred to as Peruvians. Language The official language of Peru is Spanish.
The tourism sector in Peru is a growing industry and attracts hundreds of tourists every year. You can find a vast variety of Peru travel deals, but make sure that you do not to miss the following: Lima Lima is the capital and the largest city of Peru and the fifth largest city in Latin America. Lima is a typical big city, with more than seven million residents (according to the 2007 statistical data). Lima is located on the banks of three rivers, namely Chillon, Rimac and Lurin rivers. You should definitely visit Lima for the city’s Archaeological Museum, Museum of Natural History, Museum of the Nation, Larco Museum and Museum of Italian Art. Moreover, you should visit the Historic Centre of Lima, which is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, the Monastery of San Fransisco, the catacombs, Plaza Mayor and the Palace of Torre Tagle. Chosica If your idea of an ideal holiday is absolute relaxation and leisure activities, do not pass on the city of Chosica. Chosica is also known as the ‘Villa of the Sun’ due to its sunny weather. Many wealthy Lima residents have built their holiday houses in Chosica. Macchu Picchu holidays Macchu Picchu is Peru’s most visited attraction and a destination of its own. Macchu Picchu is an Inca site situated above the Urubamba Valley, widely known as the ‘Lost City of the Incas’. Macchu Picchu has been listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and is considered as a World Heritage in danger as well.