Cultural Site

Chan Chan Archaeological Zone

The Chimu Kingdom, with Chan Chan as its capital, reached its apogee in the 15th century, not long before falling to the Incas. The planning of this h..

Cultural Site

Chavin (Archaeological Site)

The archaeological site of Chavin gave its name to the culture that developed between 1500 and 300 B.C. in this high valley of the Peruvian Andes. Thi..

Cultural Site

City of Cuzco

Situated in the Peruvian Andes, Cuzco developed, under the Inca ruler Pachacutec, into a complex urban centre with distinct religious and administrati..

Cultural Site

Historic Centre of Lima

Although severely damaged by earthquakes, this City of the Kings was, until the middle of the 18th century, the capital and most important city of the..

Mixed Site

Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu stands 2,430 m above sea-level, in the middle of a tropical mountain forest, in an extraordinarily beautiful setting. It was probably the..

Cultural Site

Historical Centre of the City of Arequipa

The historic centre of Arequipa, built in volcanic sillar rock, represents an integration of European and native building techniques and characteristi..

Natural Site

Huascaran National Park

Situated in the Cordillera Blanca, the worlds highest tropical mountain range, Mount Huascarán rises to 6,768 m above sea-level. The deep ravin..

Cultural Site

Lines and Geoglyphs of Nasca and Palpa

Located in the arid Peruvian coastal plain, some 400 km south of Lima, the geoglyphs of Nasca and the pampas of Jumana cover about 450 km2 ..

Natural Site

Manu National Park

This huge 1.5 million-ha park has successive tiers of vegetation rising from 150 to 4,200 m above sea-level. The tropical forest in the lower tiers is..

Cultural Site

Qhapaq Nan, Andean Road System

This site is an extensive Inca communication, trade and defence network of roads covering 30,000km. Constructed by the Incas over several centuries an..

Mixed Site

Rio Abiseo National Park

The park was created in 1983 to protect the fauna and flora of the rainforests that are characteristic of this region of the Andes. There is a high le..

Cultural Site

Sacred City of Caral-Supe

The 5000-year-old 626-hectare archaeological site of The Sacred City of Caral-Supe is situated on a dry desert terrace overlooking the green valley of..