Iquitos enjoyed its heyday as a port during the rubber boom a century ago. Some of the wealth of that time can still be detected in the imported azulejos (tiles) that cover many of its older buildings. A notable example is the former Hotel Palacio, on the Malecón Tarapacá. The hotel was the city's best when it opened for business in 1908. It has since been converted into an army barracks and is now looking a little worn, but remains a stately building nonetheless.
Putumayo and Malecón Tarapacá, Iquitos, Peru