The department of Huánuco has two very different types of geography
The department of Huánuco has two very different types of geography: the mountains and the high jungle. The Andean area is marked by the presence of the Huayhuash Mountain Range and the high jungle extends along the eastern flank of the Andes.
The city of Huánuco, capital of the department of the same name, rests on the banks of the Huallaga River and the area is known for its production of fruits, coffee and cocoa. In these lands were found the remains of the oldest occupation in Peru, the man from Lauricocha, and on the outskirts of the city, in Kotosh, is the Temple of the Crossed Hands. In Huánuco Pampa you can see interesting buildings dating from the time of the Incas.
Founded in 1539, the city of Huánuco had an important cultural movement in the colony and belong to that time the Cathedral and the churches of San Francisco, San Cristóbal and La Merced, among others.