Let me tell you something about Tacna, our last department in our Peruvian coast:
- Tacna, is a city in southern Peru and the regional capital of the Tacna Region. It is located on the border with Chile.
- Present-day Tacna Region was occupied by forces from neighboring Chile as a result of the War of the Pacific. Tacna was reincorporated into Peruvian sovereignty in 1929 and today it is known for being one of the most patriotic areas in the country.
- Tacna was initially called San Pedro de Tacna. It has gained a reputation for patriotism, with many monuments and streets named after heroes of Peru's struggle for independence (1821-1824) and the War of the Pacific (1879-1883).
- Residents of Tacna are known in Spanish as "tacneños".
- Many monuments are located in this city, including "The Arch of the Alto de la Alianza", which shows the significance of this town.
You can see more about Tacna by watching this video. Enjoy!!
This is almost the last place of our peruvian coast that we are going to present. It's Moquegua's turn and it comes in charge of Daniela Morales Macedo Flores. Let's see what she has to tell about Moquegua!
- The Plaza de Armas, is a very beautiful Main Square which is the center of the city. It was designed by French Architect Gustave Eiffel.
- Moquegua's Cathedral and "Cerro Baúl" are some of the city attractions.
- High quality alfalfa as well as fruits, especially grapes, are produced here, due to a good climate and a rich soil.
- The Ubinas Volcano, Peru's most active volcano, is located nearby.
There is a video with some Moquegua images that you can enjoy. Hope you like it!!
Now we are going to learn more about Arequipa. In this opportunity we have Marcelo López and Andrea Martínez in charge of the information. Let's see what we learn from them!
- Arequipa is also called "the city where the volcanoes rest" because it's surrounded by three impressive volcanoes: Misti, Chachani, and PichuPichu.
- The most important and known of them is The Misti.
- There are numerous points of interest in the Arequipa region. For example: The Colca Canyon, that is twice as deep as the Grand Canyon.
- Another important touristic places are: Santa Catalina Monastery and Yanahuara.
- Something also important in Arequipa is food, like "rocoto relleno".
Well, that's all for now, but you can enjoy more by watching this video:
We are getting closer to the end of our coast. This time, we have Luz María Alcalá and Nicolás Vega, who explained us about the marvellous city of Ica. Here some important information:
- One of the most popular places to visit in Ica is La Huacachina. The famous desert oasis is located 5km from Ica. It is a small lake with medicinal water, lying in the middle of a spectacular sand desert.
- "Frijol colado" is one of the desserts that you can find in Ica.
- Pisco is the most important port in Ica. Pisco was home of an ancient pre-Hispanic culture, Paracas, who are known for their exquisite textiles.
- The Nazca Lines, which are geoglyphs and geometric line clearings in the Atacama desert, in the district of Nazca. From the air, the Nazca Lines show humans, animals, plants, lines and geometric shapes.
Thank you Luz María and Nicolás for giving us such important information!!
Here you have a video, so you can appreciate what we are talking about. Enjoy!!
Hello everybody!! My name is Drazen and I became a reporter for one day. Let me tell you what I learned in my city tour around Lima:
- Lima is the capital and largest city of Peru.
- Lima is known as "The city of kings".
- It has beautiful balconies that were a major feature of Lima's architecture during the colonial period.
- Some touristic places to visit are: Monastery of San Francisco, the Plaza Mayor, the Cathedral, the Government Palace, the Metropolitan Municipality of Lima, and the Covenant of Santo Domingo.
Lima has lots of beautiful things to offer and lots of beautiful places to visit! Come to Lima and see it with your own eyes!
It's Ancash turn that comes with our friend Temístocles. Now we are near Lima, just a few kilometers away...
Temístocles presented interesting information about this city.
He explained the class about the most important snows and its names, like: Pastoruri, Alpamayo, and Huascarán.
Some of the most important places in Ancash are: Huaraz, Caraz, and Yungay (also known as the lost city). Ancash also has beautiful lakes like: LLanganuco and Querococha.
In this picture Temístocles is showing a "lanzón monolítico" replica, that is a 5 meters figure that seems to represent a swarf with a head three times bigger than his body. It also shows big teeth like puma's and his feet seem like claws.
You can find more information about Ancash in the next link:
I also found a video in which you can appreciate its beatifulness. Enjoy!
Our friend Rodrigo was in charge of La Libertad and he told us many interesting things about this place and its capital: Trujillo. He explained each one of the pictures with enthusiasm and share his knowledge with the class.
As well as the other cities of Peru, La Libertad has an important cultural richness that can be aprreciated in different ways: Huanchaco beach that has "caballitos de totora (Totora seahorses)", Chan Chan ruines, Plaza de armas de Trujillo, and "arroz con pato" that is a delicious typical dish with duck and rice.
How amazing is Peru!! Don't you think?
You can find more information here:
I know that after reading this post you will want to know more about this city, so here you have a video that shows you more magic. Enjoy!!
To continue with our presentations of our amazing Peru, we have Makarena Monge and Enzo Morales talking about Lambayeque.
Makarena told us that Lambayeque is located in the north part of the coast. She told us that Chiclayo is the capital city and also mentioned some beautiful places you can find there as well as some delicious food like "frijoles con seco de cabrito" that you can eat while staying there.
On the other side, Enzo mentioned some touristic places in Lambayeque like Plaza de Armas, The Cathedral, Sipan Museum, The cross of Motupe, and Ferreñafe. He also showed us some pictures of "huacos" from Moche's culture.
To give you some extra information, I would like you to know that:
- The name Lambayeque originates from "Llampayec", an idol that was worshipped in northern Peru.
- Lambayeque culture is also known as "Sican" that as well as "Mochica" are Pre-Colombian cultures.
- The tomb of "El Señor de Sipán" (Lord of Sipán), excavated by Walter Alva, is considered to be one of the most important archaeological discoveries in the last thirty years, because the main tomb was found intact and undisturbed by thieves.
You can find more information about Lambayeque following this link:
There is also an interesting video that shows you some images from Lambayeque. Enjoy!!