Following an uprising led by José de San Martín of Argentina and Simón Bolívar of Venezuela Peru proclaimed its independence from Spain in Lima on July 28, 1821. San Martín declared, "... From this moment on, Peru is free and independent, by the general will of the people and the justice of its cause that God defends. Long live the homeland! Long live freedom! Long live our independence!"
from the Amazon
to the Andes
Peru offers a diversity of cultures, geography and natural history.