With the slogan of continuing to promote tourism, the president of the republic, Martín Vizcarra, along with authorities such as the head of the Mincetur, Edgar Vásquez, the Minister of Environment, Lucía Ruíz; and the governors of San Martín y la Libertad, Pedro Bogarín and Manuel Llempén. They inspected the archaeological complex El Gran Pajatén, the objective is to turn the monument into a sustainable tourist destination, which contributes to the economy of people living near the place.
“We are in this important archaeological complex to capitalize on its high tourism and cultural potential, with a vision of sustainable development, which allows improving the quality of life of the population of the regions of San Martín and La Libertad,” said Minister Edgar Vásquez.
That these authorities have reached the Great Pajatén, it is the beginning of a series of plans to value the citadel and turn it into a new tourist attraction of Peru. “This is a challenge that President Martín Vizcarra launched in the latest edition of Peru Travel Mart and, we are committed to achieving it,” Vásquez added.
Regarding the Great Pajatén
This complex is 2,850 meters above sea level, between the Marañón and Huallaga rivers. It belongs to the province Mariscal Caceres-Juanjui, within the Rio Abiseo National Park, in the jurisdiction of the Huicungo district, on the right bank of the Montecristo river.
It was declared by UNESCO Mixed World Heritage Site in 1992, and as a Gran Pajatén Biosphere Reserve in 2016. The recognitions are intended to protect and conserve this heritage, as well as the surrounding environment.
The Gran Pajatén is located on a hill, and has at least 26 circular stone structures on top of numerous terraces and stairs. The enclosure occupies an area of approximately 20 thousand hectares. The main buildings are decorated with slate mosaics that show birds and human geometric patterns.