El Velo de la Novia
It seems, the unusual shape of the El Velo de La Novia Falls was noticed rather recently – in the early 2018.
Now, this is one of the most prominent examples of pareidolia – perceived images of objects. From a certain point, this beautiful waterfall resembles an elegant lady with a white dress.
This is an unusual waterfall due to one more aspect – it comes out from a cave. Some 200 meters before the falls the stream disappears below the ground and reappears only at the waterfall. The dissolved lime – travertine – forms a part of the details of the imaginary “dress”.
Name in Spanish
Note – there are many waterfalls with this name in Latin America – even in the same Cajamarca Region!
Map of the site
If you see this after your page is loaded completely, leafletJS files are missing.
Peru is one of the most interesting and diverse countries in the world. Many landmarks here are unique, without analogs in the world. Highlights of Peru are the rich archaeological heritage, historical cities with colonial architecture, impressive river canyons, waterfalls, and rich biodiversity.
Some of the most fascinating and awe-inspiring natural monuments are waterfalls or locations where a river abruptly changes its elevation.
This category includes very diverse landmarks that have one thing in common: all of them are created by springs that are depositing chemical sediments – silica, carbonates, salt, or other chemical compounds.
Frommer’s books aren’t written by committee, or by travel writers who simply pop in briefly to a destination and then consider the job done. Frommer’s author Nicholas Gill has been covering Peru for over a decade and this book hits all the highlights, from iconic Machu Picchu to Lima’s vibrant dining scene. He’s checked out all of the country’s best hotels and restaurants in person, and offers authoritative, candid reviews that will help you find the choices that suit your tastes and budget, whether you’re a backpacker or on a splashy honeymoon.