What is Iquitos known for?

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on the banks of the Amazon River, about 1.5 hours downriver from the city of Iqiutos city. We organize custom all inclusive jungle expeditions, amazon riverboat cruises, trips to Pacaya Samiria Reserve, indigenous tribe encounters (Matses, Yaguas, Boras, Huitotos, Ocianas), shamanic retreats with ayahuasca and more. Offering very competitive rates and the best customer reviews in the area. All excursions are led by local, professional, certified, multi-lingual guides with many years of experience

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of Information. The line agencies are bureaucratic managers with a distinct role and have the function of carrying out the institution's mission, which includes the Territorial Conditioning (Urban planning), Sanitation and Environmental Health (Sanitation), Works and Infrastructure, Traffic and Public Transport (Public transport), Social Development, Economic Development and Municipal Services. The MPM organizes the Municipal Ombudsman Service of Child and Adolescent. The Mayor is Adela

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with a cabin behind supported by two wheels, seating three. Transportation to nearby towns often requires a river trip via ''pequepeque'', a small public motorized boat. History The area was inhabited for thousands of years by Amerindians. At the time of European encounter, the Napeanos and Iquito people occupied the area. They had small seasonal settlements and were nomadic hunter-gatherers, living in close association with the rivers. The city name of Iquitos is derived from

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and film. The Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa wrote his work ''Captain Pantoja and the Special Service'' inspired by the city. Francisco Lombardi's 2000 film (Captain Pantoja and the Special Services (2000 film)), based on the novel by Vargas Llosa was filmed in this city. In Rómulo Gallegos-winning (Rómulo Gallegos Prize) ''The Green House'' (1965) and ''The Dream of the Celt'' (2010), other novels of Mario Vargas Llosa, also part of the plot occurs in Iquitos. Entertainment and arts Iquitos has an intense tourist movement in the entertainment, which is based on specific points located throughout the city. With a growing organization of entertainment today, the city has always had groups concerned to project the Iquitos arts (The arts) such as dance, music, film, painting, literature and theater. In the visual arts, the city is the birthplace of Amazonian pop art (also known wild naive) WikiPedia:Iquitos commons:Iquitos


-ponce-leslie-shaw accessdate 23 May 2012 newspaper Cinencuentro Despite having a long filmography, the film industry promoted the city is not too hard in his only commercial film theater. However, there is cultural and ''underground (underground film)'' groups concerned with projecting films at festivals or private cinematheque as a way of cultural development. There is also small groups of self-taught filmmakers who record their own stories. The film genres

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, Inkafarma, Interbank, Los Portales, Mapfre, Motocorp, Multicines Star, Orvisa Caterpillar, Persa, Petroperú, RadioShack, Scotiabank, Shambo, Special Book Services, Telefónica Movistar, The Coca-Cola Company, Topitop, Western Union, Yamaha Corporation, among others. In the coming years, companies like Ripley (Ripley S.A.), Saga Falabella, Metro, Plaza Vea, Tottus, among others, would be available. Education Iquitos is home to numerous

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name Amazonian Manatee (sea cow) Orphanage alt Run by the ACOBIA NGO, supported by the IIAP-Institute for Investigation of the Peruvian Amazon and the Dallas World Aquarium url email address Km 4.5 of Iquitos Nauta highway lat long directions phone tollfree fax hours M-Su from 9AM to 12:30, and from 2PM to 4PM price Service free of charge content this projects aims to rescue orphaned manatees, whose mothers have been killed by locals

) 5748000 tollfree fax hours M-Sa from 9AM to 6PM and Sunday from 9AM to 1PM (iperú works on holidays) price Service free of charge content The Peruvian government features a free service that gives official information on the different attractions and assistance in case the service rendered does not comply with the one agreed by you. You may write to iperu email to plan your travel and ask them for the record of the tourism companies that you consider. iperú service is unbiased

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content Located right off the Plaza de Armas (Main Square) in Iquitos, this small, charm and elegant hotel is situated close to the city’s famous historic buildings, banks, ATMs, malls, tourist services, and convenient located 2 blocks away from the riverwalk. Emperador Terraza features a classical and contemporary design, with 12 comfortable rooms with modern amenities including flat screen TV, air conditioner or electric fan, telephone, fitted closet, safe box, private bathroom with shower


mansions in the late 19th century, some of which survive. ''Casa de Fierro'' (Spanish for the Iron House) was designed by Gustave Eiffel, designer of the Eiffel Tower in Paris. After an Englishman smuggled rubber seeds out of the area and rubber plantations were established in British colonies in southeast Asia and Africa, the Peruvian boom came to an end. The Asian rubber was produced at lower cost and undercut that of South America. Iquitos is still an important trading port

the rubber boom of the 1880s. Comprise mainly European (Architecture of Europe) Amazonian-style buildings with ceramic tiles imported from Italy and Portugal, and its unique, French architecture called Casa de Fierro built by Gustave Eiffel, who built the original house in Paris for an exhibition of 1878. <

group built the main features of the urban city in the years of boom, including the Iglesia Matriz de Iquitos. In the Iquitos popular belief of the 19th century, iron was considered less humane and aesthetic, but Gustave Eiffel got the Casa de Fierro became an attraction in the city, although historically the prefabricated building was not designed to Iquitos. Baroque and Rococo style also influenced


'''Iquitos''' ( ) is the largest city (metropolis) in the Peruvian rainforest and the fifth-largest city (List of cities in Peru) of Peru. It is also the capital city of the Loreto Region and Maynas Province. Located in the Amazon Basin, the city is along the Amazon (Amazon River), Nanay (Nanay River) and Itaya (Itaya River) rivers. Its name in Iquito language translates to ''the people''. The city proper with its four districts has a population of 422,055; 462,783 live within the Iquitos Metropolitan Area, making it in the sixth-largest metropolitan area (List of metropolitan areas of Peru) of the country. The official city nickname is ''Capital of the Peruvian Amazon''.

During the early 20th-century rubber boom, it attracted many European immigrants; they contributed to a period of wealth and great social and commercial development that resulted in its unique urban and cultural identity. The city originally was developed from an Indian Reduction developed by Jesuit missionaries (Jesuits) along the Nanay river circa 1757 with the name '''San Pablo de Napeanos'''. The town was inhabited by the Napeanos and Iquito people. At the present time, the city has become a destination in the Peruvian Amazon, due to historic architecture, cuisine, landscapes, accent, nightlife and diverse cultural movement. It is a cosmopolitan city (Multiculturalism) with strong Amazonia (Amazon Rainforest in Peru) roots.

Downtown Iquitos is considered the starting point for the city tour. The Belén Market is described as the largest traditional market in the Peruvian Amazon. Several neighborhoods and landmarks of Iquitos are prized for their Amazonian, European, and bohemian atmosphere. Over 250,000 visitors came to Iquitos in 2012, a number that is expected to rise since the ranking of the Amazon River as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. In 2012 Iquitos inaugurated international flights with the major hub in Panama City, with shared destination to Miami and Cancun. The city was included, as number 6, on the list of "top 10 cities for 2011" by ''Lonely Planet''.

The city can be reached only by airplane or boat, with the exception of a road to Nauta, a small town roughly draft (Draft (hull)) can reach Iquitos from the Atlantic Ocean, 3600&nbsp;km away. Most people travel within the city via bus, motorcycle, or the ubiquitous auto rickshaw (''mototaxi'', ''motocarro'' or ''motocar''). It is a modified motorcycle with a cabin behind supported by two wheels, seating three. Transportation to nearby towns often requires a river trip via ''pequepeque'', a small public motorized boat.

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