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 a highly 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”.
El Velo de La Novia or Lady in White Waterfall on the map
If you see this after your page is loaded completely, leafletJS files are missing.
|Location, GPS coordinates:||7.0783 S 78.1531 W|
|Categories:||Waterfalls, Spring tufa, travertine and other formations|
|Rating:||(3 / 5)|
|Where is located?||South America, Peru, Cajamarca Region, Celendín province, southern part of Sucre district, at the road CA-1531 between Pachachaca and Vigaspampa villages|
|Name in Spanish:||El Velo de La Novia (“the veil of the bride”). Note – there are many waterfalls with this name in Latin America – even in the same Cajamarca Region!|
|Height:||20 – 30 m (?)|
Video of Lady in White Waterfall
Jhon Casa, March 2018
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.