Amazonas department was the cradle of the Kuelap or Chachapoyas
culture, conquered in 1475 by the Inca Tupac Yupanqui, who joined it
to his territory.
the fall of the Inca Empire came the Spanish. Captain Alonso de Alvarado
founded in September the 5th, 1538 the town of Chachapoyas, which became
the most important town of the region, marked by the colonial influence.