Founded in 1538 on a high plateau, Chachapoyas, the small capital of the Amazonas region, is still far from well-trodden tourist circuits, despite the many archaeological sites in the area. This colonial-style city is nevertheless charming, with its colourful houses with patios swamped by flowers and exuberant plants. Calm may prevail, but action is to be found on the Plaza de Armas, around the market and along the pedestrian street Jiron Amazonas.
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