On July 28, 1821 Peru gained its independence from Spain. This period of uprising violence against the Spaniards lasted over a span of 17 years. Here at Cesar Vallejo College we would like to share some interesting facts about Peru in honor of its independence day celebration.
The city of Machu Picchu was “lost” for roughly 400 years in the mountains of Peru.
The oldest city known in the Americas is Huaricanga which dates back to 3500 BC.
The most expensive coffee in the world, Coati Dung Coffee, is harvested in Peru. This coffee can run you anywhere from $35 to $70 a cup and upwards of $400 a bag.
Peru grows over 3,000 types of potato and 55 types of corn.
Peru’s gastronomy has been known to be the best in the world.
Today we stand in celebration with Peru and the Peruvian population in Miami and all across the United States.