Lima

Lima is the capital and the largest city of Peru. Founded by the Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro on January 18, 1535, as Ciudad de los Reyes, in the central coastal part of the country, overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

Plaza de Armas-Central Square
Plaza de Armas-Central Square

Lima is populated by over 10 million citizens, making out of it the most populous metropolitan area of the country, It kept a certain importance during the Spanish Colonial period since it was established as the capital pf the Spanish Viceroyalty of Peru. Following the Peruvian War of Independence, it became the capital of the Republic of Peru. Around one-third of the national population lives in the metropolitan area.

Lima's Cathedral
Lima's Cathedral

Lima is home to one of the oldest higher-learning institutions in the New World. The National University of San Marcos, founded on May 12 of 1551 during the Spanish colonial regime, is the oldest continuously functioning university in the Americas.

Club de la Union-Plaza San Martin
Club de la Union-Plaza San Martin

In between the main attractions that city has to offer you we can mention the Cathedral, the San Francisco Monastery with its catacumbs, Huaycan de Cieneguilla archaeological site, the Santo Domingo convent, the archaeological Huaca Pucllana site, Plaza de Armas with the facade of the Presidential Palace, the Larco Museum, the Walk board along the Larco Avenue (Larcomar) right in Miraflores area, the Barranco District with its night life, the Central Market and more.

Punta Hermosa Beach (South Lima)
Punta Hermosa Beach (South Lima)

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