You won’t see many castles in Peru. Sure, plenty of fortified archaeological sites. A palace or two. An occasional coastal fortress. But Italian-style medieval replica castles? In the high jungle? Nope, not many of them. Just one, in fact.
In 2005, Nicola Felice, an Italian expat and businessman, started building a medieval-style castle in the middle of a small town in the San Martín Region of Peru. A few years later, this towering structure loomed over the town, an eyesore to some but widely welcomed by most of the locals.
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