The Main Square
Heart of the
city, congregates many people during the evening, chattering spot. In the center
of the square is located a monument in remembrance of the death warriors of the
"Guerra del Pacífico" (Pacific War). In the surrounding areas
you will find the City Hall, the Cathedral, social clubs and commercial
Tarapacá" (The Tarapacá´s
Located a block next to the Main Square. It is a place of beautiful
attractiveness with a magnificent view of a branch from the Amazonas River and Padre Isla, a bank of
sand of almost 20 kms. (12.4 miles) length making difficult to observe the total
width of the Amazonas River. After the evening many people meet at the
restaurants and centers of amusement of the riviera.
"La Casa de Hierro"
(The House of Iron)
Built by the French engineer Gustave Eiffel for the
Exhibition of Paris in 1889 and bought by millionaire called Anselmo del Aguila,
the one who brought it in pieces to Iquitos, including bolts and nuts, and
assembled it on its actual location, north west of the Main Square.
"Comandancia Regional del
Ejército" (Regional Command of the Army)
headquarter is located on one of the most beautiful houses built in the rubber
apogee, its front is finely decorated with tiles. Its interiors cannot be
visited. Located in the northwestern corner of the Main Square and the
It is one of the main streets of the
city, most of the businesses are located here, banks, airline agencies, travel
agencies, craft markets, cloth stores, etc.
neighborhood called this way)
It is poor people's neighborhood, in the
southwest of Iquitos. Located at ten blocks from the Main Square. It is located
next to the Itaya river and is characterized because great part of its houses
are located on the bed of the river and they are adapted to the changes of
height of the waters. This neighborhood in turn is the great market of the city,
and every day at dawn arrive fishermen, hunters and farmers with their canoes
loaded with products. In the market you will find medicinal herbs and beverages,
exotic and a great variety of fruits. It is called "Venecia
Pobre" (The Poor Venice); their floating houses are on rafts fixed
to big wooden piles.