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Things to do in Iquitos
Continuing with the section of ideas of activities to do and places to visit,
this time we introduce you to Iquitos, the capital of the Peruvian Amazon.
This time it’s Iquitos’ turn, a destination you can’t miss and even more with this list that will allow you to make the most of all your free time.
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Important architectural building that was a department store of the Italian-German firm “Luis Pinasco”, built in Iquitos during the first decades of the twentieth century.
On the second floor there were all kinds of merchandise coming from Europe, exclusive products, in addition to having an elegant bar that was the center of recreation for the families of Iquitos. Declared a National Historic Monument in 1986.
Address: Jirón Próspero Cdra. 1
Historical Cultural Patrimony of the Nation. It was designed in 1860 by the renowned designer Gustav Eiffel and was brought by river, since there was no other way to move this “Great House”.
It was to be moved to Madre de Dios, but was finally located in front of the Plaza de Armas of Iquitos, where it is currently located. Today, it functions as one of the best restaurants in Iquitos on the second floor and on the first floor, as the headquarters of small commercial establishments.
Address: Jirón Putumayo 182
Hours: 11am- 9:30pm
Phone: 929 492 913
San Juan Bautista Cathedral is considered the main urban icon of the city and a National Historical and Cultural Heritage Site.
Address: Jirón Putumayo 271
Phone: (065) 234465
Single-story building built by one of the first Jews who came to Iquitos. The sides of its facade show a series of large doors crowned with semicircular arches and the walls are covered with mosaics, with decorations in low relief and bright colors.
Address: Jirón Próspero 401
This boardwalk, also called the Boulevard of Iquitos, is a large avenue named in honor of the fallen heroes of the War of the Pacific. It has a beautiful view of the Amazon and Itaya rivers and is surrounded by important historical monuments, restaurants and cafes. It was built in the late 1800s, during the time of rubber exploitation.
Address: Behind the Iquitos Main Square
Ex Palace Hotel
Built in 1912, it has been considered the best and most luxurious hotel in the Peruvian Amazon, the first luxury hotel in Peru.Its three floors have been carefully decorated with balconies and iron railings from Hamburg, Carrara marble, Sevillian mosaics and arabesques.
Address: Mal. Tarapaca 200, Iquitos
Hours: mon-fri from 8am to 8pm
Ex Palace Hotel
“Ayapua” Historical Ship Museum
Museum ship located on the banks of the Ramón Castilla y Marquesado square, which operated during the “rubber boom” period.
Address: Calle Raimondi nro. 4, Plaza Ramón Castilla
Hours: mon-sat from 9 am to 5:30pm
Phone: (065) 235809
Iquitos Amazon Library
Considered the second most important site in Latin America on Amazonian issues.
Address: Mal. Tarapacá 354
Hours: mon-fri from 3pm to 7pm
This tourist complex has a well-known artificial beach of white sand, a boat ride on a lagoon, a visit to the local fauna and a taste of the delicious gastronomy of the jungle.
Address: Km 6.3 de carretera Iquitos-Nauta
Hours: mon-sun from 8am to 4:30pm
You’re coming to one of the most diverse areas in the world and you’re not going to visit our animal friends? No way!
This is home to pink dolphins, manatees, monkeys, turtles, boas and many more species!
Wildlife rescue center and butterfly farm. Offers guided tours and the option of being a volunteer.
Address: Padre Cocha, Iquitos
Hours: tue-sun at 9:30am, 11:00am, 12:30pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm
Amazonian Rescue Center (CREA)
Orphanage for manatees and other Amazonian aquatic animals in danger of extinction due to indiscriminate hunting.
Address: Carretera Iquitos – Nauta km. 13.8
Hours: tue-sun from 9am to 3pm
Phone: (+51) 991476519
The rescue center has an area of 450 hectares and protects approximately 46 monkeys of 8 species and also sloths, and has become a true refuge where humans and primates live in perfect harmony. You can visit, volunteer or be the “godfather” of a little monkey.
Address: Condamine 416
Hours: +51 965841807
Phone: mon- sun from 9am to 4pm
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