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Iquitos Peru is the capital of the Department of Loreto in north eastern side of the country. The city is called the Gateway to the Amazon due to its position amidst the lush greenness of the rain forests of the Amazon river basin. Iquitos Peru is connected to the outside world by two means, air and water. Flights and vessels link Iquitos in Peru with parts of the continent as well as with parts of the globe.

The city of Iquitos Peru was established in 1757butgained importance as a commercial center only in the 1880s with the increase in the production of rubber. The foreign entrepreneurs inflicted tortures on the natives of Iquitos Peru during this period. It is one of the chief ports on the Amazon river.

The old colonial structures of Iquitos in Peru bear proof of the rich past of the place. The architecture of those buildings bring out a contrasting picture of the dwellings of the indigenous tribes of Iquitos in Peru. The elaborate decorations of these buildings and the simplicity of the tribal provide an interesting insight into the understanding of Iquitos Peru.

The flavor of the city life is experienced from the La Plaza de Armes. It is the place where cultural, religious and social gatherings of Iquitos Peru. The San Juan Art Center and numerous other shops offer visitors a scope to indulge in shopping for hand made objects, souvenirs, and other such things.

The eco-tourism of the Amazon river basin is also a favorite among tourists visiting Iquitos Peru. The varied and colorful flora and fauna of this region can be explored from Iquitos Peru which acts as the base camp of such adventures.

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