Tupac Yupanqui entered and subdued the Inca dominion, the province of Moyobamba, known back then by its native name, Muyupampa. In 1539, Spaniard Alonso de Alvarado reached the Mayo River and founded a city he named Santiago de los Valles de Moyobamba, which later became the capital of Maynas. Another important personality was Priest Manuel Sobreviela who, between 1787 and 1790, accomplished traveling across the Huallaga River and subsequently published a map named “Planning for the course of the Huallaga and Ucayali Rivers and for the Pampa del Sacramento”.On August 19, 1821, Moyobamba was the first Peruvian city in declaring its independence.The construction of a highway in recent years has increased the exchange of different products, benefitting the economy of this region.
Gran Pajáten is a pre Inca complex of circular slate buildings decorated with figures of flying condors situated on the border with La Libertad. Due to its difficult access, tourism is not yet possible at the site.
- Rio Abiseo National Park
- Regional Museum of the National University of San Martin (Museo Regional de la Universidad Nacional de San Martín)