top of page
Banana Leaves_edited_edited.jpg
Banana Leaves_edited_edited.jpg
  • Writer's pictureEl manati

Iquitos Culture: Beyond Nature

Updated: Jun 22

History and Heritage

The history of Iquitos is as fascinating as its natural surroundings. During the rubber boom, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Iquitos became a prosperous commercial center. This boom attracted traders and adventurers from all over the world, leaving an indelible mark on the city.


A prominent example of this time is the Iron House, an iron structure designed by Gustave Eiffel, the same engineer behind the Eiffel Tower in Paris. This building, brought piece by piece from Europe, is a symbol of Iquitos' opulent past and has become an icon of the city.


Art and Gastronomy

The Malecón Tarapacá is the ideal place to immerse yourself in local culture. Here you will find craft shops where local artisans sell their handmade products, such as jewelry, textiles, and sculptures. In addition, there are several art galleries that exhibit works by local and international artists.

Iquitos' gastronomy is another experience not to be missed. Local restaurants offer a variety of traditional dishes that highlight the fresh and native ingredients of the Amazon. Some must-try dishes are the juane, a kind of tamale made with rice and meat, and the tacacho con cecina, a delicious dish made with green plantain and pork.

Events and Festivals

The festivities in Iquitos are vibrant and full of joy. The San Juan Festival, celebrated in June, is one of the most important. During this festival, the city fills with music, dances, and parades. It is an excellent opportunity to experience local culture at its finest.


0 views0 comments



Boutique Cruise

Iquitos, Loreto



  • Facebook
  • Instagram
bottom of page