Lima City has in its essence streets the trace that left the colonial era and vitality that overflows its streets; in the winter the weather is generally cloudy with light rain and summers with the best views on the horizon, with the sea breeze; urban sprawl with new streets and quiet, elegant corners among ancient buildings, the night air is scented with a unique essence that makes them feel an incomparable tranquility.
Lima was founded by Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro in 1535, who chose it as the capital due to its strategic location and its main port, Callao, which was a focal point on the "coast of Peru and South America". Lima was the Spanish political, commercial and ecclesiastical capital of South America, where it was located and viceroys of the headquarters of the Holy Inquisition. In colonial times the city was considered the most important metropolis in Latin America. Today, Lima is the economic and political center of the country and home to nearly 30% of the total population of Peru. His survivors Columbian and colonial buildings and houses temples give the city a wonderful mix of architecture. The city center is where you can appreciate this mixture visiting the Cathedral, the Torre Tagle Palace, San Francisco, Santo Domingo, San Pedro and Las Nazarenas church and the beautiful nineteenth century houses that have stunning balconies. A little later, on the way to Miraflores, another important area of the city, it is the Indian Tom Pucllana, an impressive pre-Columbian ceremonial complex, which many say is a very good starting point of the tour.
Intense cultural activities and entertainment have characterized this city since the sixteenth century, and now he offers a number of museums and art galleries, as well as modern shopping centers and nightlife. Another interesting aspect of the city is its rich ethnic fusion that can be seen in his witty and funny people, in the tradition of the Lord of Miracles (Lord of Miracles), and also the wide range of culinary options.In 1991 UNESCO declared Lima Monument history of mankind, so the opportunity to visit this wonderful city is not lost.
Location: Central Coast Peru
Altitude: 154 MAMSL
The following tours include a visit to Lima: