The City of Kings; Lima’s old nickname stemming from centuries ago may not be at place in the same way it was before, but nevertheless once you get to know this city you will feel that the nickname hasn’t been lost completely. Being a large South American capital of a very diverse country, it is obvious that Lima is full of things to do and see. In general one can even say that Lima is an undervalued travel destination and see only as a stopover for people coming to Peru.
- Lima, the proud capital of Peru, holding almost on third of the population and having one of the longest histories of all capital on the continent was founded by the conquistador Francisco Pizarro in 1535 on the deltas of the Rimac River. The city was founded on the foundations of an Inca city. The Cathedral on the main square is completely built over the ruins of an Inca temple. The Incas arrived here from the highlands after that the area had seen many fascination civilizations, the last being the Moche civilization. This civilization got “incorporated” into the Inca world as did many other people throughout their in the end vast empire.
- Lima, Peru; home to about 10 million of Limeños, 30% of the country’s population, is the fifth biggest city in Latin America after Mexico City, Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro. Due to its longstanding history as one of the more important capitals in South America, not only did the population of Lima Peru increase to numbers equal to a small country, but also did manage to maintain some of its grandeur of past centuries and even regaining terrain in the new fast moving worldwide economy.
- The Peruvian territory extends more or less between the equator and 18°S. It has a long coastline on the Pacific Ocean and is bordered by Ecuador on the north, Brazil and Bolivia on the east, and Chile on the south.Being such a large country with such varied geographical zones, you can find almost any type of climate in Peru, only reinforcing the diversity of this amazing country.
- Lima museums; as many capitals with great history Lima has a large number of museums. Some smaller some larger, dedicated to different parts of Peruvian history, culture and arts. Following we will try to give you an overview of the most important Lima museums.
- People working in the world of gastronomy may be familiar with the phenomenon, but Peruvian food is one of the hottest things in the modern world of cooking. Ceviche, famous in so many countries and forms is a plate that originates out of Peru. The raw, lemon cooked fish served with red onion and corn is probably the national plate of Peru. Ceviche is served in almost any Lima restaurant and is the pride of the coast. The coastal region of Peru is famous and proud of its variety of seafood and fish in different forms of preparations.
- The Lima weather is in contrary to what people might think not the hot dry desert climate we know from other desert cities in the world. Lima weather is mainly dominated by some additional circumstances created by its location. Perched between the Andes Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, Lima has two air currents affecting the Lima weather. The Humbolt Current coming from the South of the Continent and the northern warmer current together with the currents coming from the Andes, make the Lima weather quite unpredictable as these two current provoke a thick fog at times, blocking out the sun. Most sun can be seen in the summer months, December through March, when temperatures easily go over 30 degrees and the whole of Lima goes to the beaches.
- It seems that there are many nice museums in Peru wherever you choose to go. Of course, the country’s biggest cities are where you will find the most extensive Peru museums, and visiting those helps one gain insight and background knowledge into the history of Peru.
- Peru, one of the main travel destinations in South America Tours, is maybe mostly known for its Inca civilization but has so much more to offer. Following some Peru facts to grasp your attention;
- Lima geography is dominated by its location. Stretched on a mostly flat terrain in the Peruvian coastal plain, caught between the Pacific Ocean and the beginning slopes of the Andes, already rising to 500 meter above sea level within the city boundaries, Lima nevertheless is a desert city. Being the second biggest desert city in the world, after Cairo Egypt, apart from the typical plains within Lima geography exist isolated hills which are not connected to the surrounding hill chains of the beginning Andes.