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The Nazca Lines are an exceptional collection of geoglyphs in the southern desert of Peru. There are about 300 figures among them including geometric shapes, animal like figures, straight continuous lines, humans and plants. The exceptionality of these geoglyphs rest in the fact that they can only be seen from the air.

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Inca Civilization

The Inca civilization was the largest Pre-Columbian civilization in the Americas and Cusco was its capital. The best kept example of its architecture is Machu Picchu.

Machu Picchu

The Sacred City is one of the most significant archeological sites left by the Incas


Fascinating culture and Inca heritage of this beautiful country

Lake Titicaca

Lake Titicaca is the highest navigable lake in the world. It occupies an important place in Inca mythology.

Animals of Peru

Animals in Peru have specialized and adapted to the conditions of its geography. At higher altitude levels, few animals and plants can survive because of the lack of oxygen.

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New colonial settlements

During their long journey to , it became visible that the conquerors presence was not welcome by all the inhabitants. An act of resistance …

Viceroyalty of Peru

Conflicts of power and disagreements over jurisdictional rights broke out among two groups of conquistadores led by Francisco Pizarro and Diego de Almagro. In 1541 Pizarro was assassinated by Almagro’s …

Colonial Economy

The Habsburg dynasty ruled Spain during the 16th and 17th centuries, the Golden Age, when Spain was the most powerful country in the Europe. King Charles I who inherited the …

In search of gold

During the fifteenth century the Portuguese, and later the Spanish, sailed the seas searching for alternative routes to the Mediterranean. In 1492 the Spanish arrived to America under the command …

Conquest and Colony of Peru

Map of the conquest of Peru

The conquest of Peru is the historic process of the assimilation of the to the Spanish Empire; it represented a profound social, economic and cultural transformation. These two distinctive …