Iquitos, in Loreto, is a city of about 440,000 people.
Iquitos is situated 440 miles (708 kilometers) southeast of Quito and 630 miles (1014 kilometers) northeast of the national capital Lima.
Plaza 28 de Julio and Iquitos Plaza de Armas are great spots to kick back and soak up the unique rhythms of Iquitos. Find a good vantage spot and spend a hour watching the passing parade before exploring the surrounding architecture.
An iconic religious building, one of the more popular of the many historic attractions in the city, is the Iquitos Cathedral. Visit the historic site to explore its history and then take your time to study its design.