Peru travel guide


Lima Travel Guide

Lima Travel Guide

Lima, capital of Peru and largest city in Peru. It is the cultural and economic hub of the country. Lima occupies the valleys of the Rimac, Lurin and Chillon. It lies on a desertic coast overlooking the Bay of Lima in the Pacific Ocean where its port was built and named Callao.

The city of Lima was founded by Spanish Francisco Pizarro on January 18, 1535, as the City of Kings. Today nearly one-third of the nation's population lives in this one metropolitan area with near 8 million inhabitants.

The city of Lima you will find imposing colonial constructions, museums in which you will be able to recreate a complete image of the millennial Peruvian past in its archeology, history, art and pre-Inca archaeological locations.

Lima has also a great subtropical climate, it is never too warm or too cold. People in Lima do not know what a raincoat or umbrella is, since rains are rare. In fact, Lima is built upon a valley surrounded by an extremely arid desert.

The city of Lima

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