Kuelap Fortress was awarded by the National Geographic

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Kuelap Fortress, one of the most important tourist destinations in the Amazon region, has been awarded “Best Far & Away – Overseas Attraction” by the sectors of National Geographic Traveller in the United Kingdom.

The ceremony, where the pre-Inca citadel won this award, took place on November 27th, in London. Among the finalists of the category, we can find the Cité du Vin in Bordeaux, France; and the Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco, United States.

These awards are given to the best places, experiences, hotels, operators, attractions, media and more; they are pre-selected by the magazine and then the readers vote for the winner.

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In recent years, Kuelap has achieved an exceptional relevance thanks to promotion campaigns, the increased number of airlines that fly to the region and, of course, the new cable car which gives direct and quicker access to the fortress.

Kuelap was also named one of the “Coolest Destinations” by the Wall Street Journal on its most recent list of “best destinations to visit in 2018”.

Kuelap is an archaeological complex discovered on January 31,1843, when Juan Crisóstomo Nieto, a judge in Chachapoyas, entered this part of the Andes for a judicial process, but it was the archaeologist Federico Kauffmann Doig who made the investigations.

This construction made of stones has walls of up to 20 meters high, and it has important vestiges within its main temple.

Pat Riddell, editor of the National Geographic Traveller magazine said: “We had an incredible reaction from our readers, and their opinions have been as insightful and accurate as always, sharing their favorites so that we can honor the best places to travel.”

Here is the list of winner: http://www.natgeotraveller.co.uk/readerawards/

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