Although nearly all the buildings of Huaraz were destroyed during an earthquake in 1970, the city has lost none of its popularity. A renowned base camp in the heart of the Cordillera Blanca, it stands amidst breathtaking scenery of natural wonders, particularly outstanding in the national park of Huascarán. Before setting out yourself on the assault of these mythical 6,000m-high peaks, surrounded by glaciers and high-altitude lakes, enjoy the vista from the comfort of the Plaza de Armas as you sip a coffee or drink.
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