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The history of Chachapoyas goes back to the ancestral period (7.000 years b. C.) when the first settlers of the area left traces of their past in remains on rock. However, the most important legacy of the life in this territory was left by the Chachapoyas culture (13th century AD). The Chachapoyas culture were a population of combative and fierce spirit in the battle. They opposed violent resistance to the inca’s expansion but they were defeated by the inca Tupac Yupanqui.Its Spanish foundation dates from 1538, under the name of San Juan de la Frontera de los Chachapoyas. In 1544 the settlers decided to move from the settlement of the city to an area less rough and with better weather. During the Independence war, the settlers of Chachapoyas woke up their ancestral spirit of fight to join the liberator army. On June the 6th 1821 took place the Higos Urco Battle, a legendary confrontation where the courage of the Chachapoya’s culture defeated the realistic forces, leaving heroic names as Matiaza Rimachi, an indigenous brave woman when she was defending her ideals.Nowadays Chachapoyas, since it’s the oldest and most historic tradition city, is recognized as the Amazonian capital and the entrance door to the peruvian jungle. Its location between the mountains and the beginning of the jungle gives to the city a varied and pleasant climate. The name comes from the indigenous word “sachapuyos”, which means “men of the fog” due to the peculiar fog that dominates the area of the hill Puma Urco, close to the city.
Kuelap is an important archaeological citadel that was built in the pre-Inca period. It is located in the northeastern Andes of Peru, in the Province of Luya, in the Department of Amazonas. It has a height of 3000 m.a.s.l. To get to the citadel you can book a tour from Chachapoyas, or start from the district of Nuevo Tingo, located in the province of Luya. The trip can be made on foot in a three-hour walk, or by car in a journey that takes approximately 90 minutes. The other option is to use the gondolas that are in Nuevo Tingo. The entrance to the citadel has a cost of 20 soles for nationals and foreigners, and 10 soles for students. This citadel was built by the Chachapoyas culture, which inhabited this place at the end of the Middle Horizon and throughout the Late Intermediate period.