Have you ever wandered upon a castle in the middle of the jungle… in Peru of all places?
Back in May, we did just that. We were in Tarapoto, in the jungle of Northern Peru, and taking a mototaxi to the small town of Lamas. The views were stunning and the fresh air was amazing, and we were totally unprepared to see what we saw in the middle of nowhere!
Welcome to the Castillo de Lamas. Apparently an Italian man just up and decided to build a castle… rooms for visitors to see, and a few rooms to keep to himself & family. Fascinating, right?
The coolest thing was, it was decorated like it was straight out of Italy or England during the Medieval Times! Complete with a giant painting of a man being knighted. So random, but so pretty! All the details were amazing, and I loved the stone everywhere!
It cost 5 soles to enter, but it’s free for locals! The views of the surrounding jungle and village were beautiful, and it made for a nice, random activity while in Tarapoto! I only wish there were some plaques or something describing the history of the castle and why the owner chose Lamas of all places to build his dream castle.
Have you ever visited a castle? Now I can check this off my bucket list!