Kuelap: Legendary city of Chachapoyas amazes travelers

The magnificent Kuélap Fortress is located at the top of the Amazonian Andes of Peru; it is the main icon of Chachapoyas Culture (800 – 1470 A.D) The building structure and location was designed to defend itself against other ethnic groups, but they were still conquered by the Incas.

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Between green mountains, and from a long distance, you can see this great stone wall of 20 meters high that protects the city and that only has three entrances, which are narrow stone-walled alleys. Inside Kuelap, you can admire up to 420 circular houses made of stone with rhomboidal and zigzag friezes.

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From the top, the green landscape proves us that nature favored this place. The trip to this archaeological complex is a worthwhile adventure. It is recommended not to carry heavy suitcases, and to bring abundant water and sunscreen.

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