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Lima, the City of Incan Kings

Lima the Capital city

1.- Overview

Lima, known as the City of Incan Kings, it is the official capital of the republic of Peru, an honorary destination on your next vacation. Lima is located in the central part of the Peruvian territory, with most of the city being next to the coast in the Pacific Ocean.

Lima not only is the political capital of the country but to contrary it is also the capital of the gastronomic boom in Peru. It is the capital of modernity in South America and a place where you will be able to find a mixture of history and modernity.

Lima is furnished to make your visit an unforgettable experience, the luxuries and extravagancies of the city of Incan kings will be at your entire disposal. Lima International Airport is the only airport that receives international flights from long journeys and welcomes its travellers as their first destination in Peru- the city of Incan kings.

Its cultural tourism is a strong as it increases within the capital of Peru. Their museums are totally innovated and their archeological centers are located inside the same city!

Lima conjugates from yesterday to today as a great diversity of hints expressed in its cultural attractions as the capital of Peru; having beautiful landscapes that leave memorable steps in its visitors. The ancient city of Incan kings waits for you!

2.- Geography

Lima, the capital of the republic of Peru, is located in the central western part of Peru, located next to the Peruvian coast it is bathed by the Pacific Ocean.

The weather of the city of Lima is varied, from subtropical to humid and at the same time arid dry. In the mornings it is very common to see the presence of light rains to moderated ones, with the running of the day the sun can be watched within this whole splendor.

3.- Economy

The economy of Lima is established by its industries and private foreign investors, as most of its enterprises and companies are located in the capital. Lima is considered a very important center for the conventions of businesses in South America.

4.- History

The city of Lima was founded by Spaniard conqueror, Francisco Pizarro, on January 18, 1534 and he created a new capital with Spanish heritage. He was a respectable conqueror with his sword, he created one of the most important historical places in Peru. The Plaza of Armas in Lima is known as the weapons main square, where on July 28, 1821, independence was declared in this prosperous region.

The history of Lima got started before the expansion of the Incan Culture. A pre-ceramic civilization of the epoch, the Caral-Supe culture, got its start at the northern part of the city approximately 5000 years ago.

Another important archeological center within the city of Lima is Pachacamaq, a religious mythical center from pre-Incan times that along with its history became a very important ceremonial center. This ceremonial center turned into the axis of the Incan empire, which was dedicated to one of the main deities of the Incan empire.

The arrival of the Spaniards founded the capital of Lima along with the most important colonial monuments of Peru. They were built according to colonial chateaus, convents and temples of the time. These monuments are still furnished but have become museums to the public. You can still see such colonial style buildings surrounding the Plaza de Armas, which include the Government Palace and the Cathedral of Lima.

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