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History

Ancient history and settlement.

Lima the tradicional City of Kings, was founded in 1535 by the Conquistador Francisco Pizarro. Today it is the capital of the country and the gateway to the rest  of  Peru. In 1991, UNESCO declared it a World Cultural Heritage site for its colonial architecture.

Travelers can visit everithing from pre-Hispanic temples such as Pachacamac –which was the center of oracles and religious pilgrimages over different periods to old colonial mansions and churches rich in history, such as the Catedral, the convent of San Francisco and Torre Tagle Palace (which today is headquarters of the Foreing Affaire Ministry).

 

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Altitude: 154 meters (505 feet) Lowest point: 3 masl /  10 fasl (Ancon); highest point  861 masl / 2825 fasl (Chosica).

Lima is a modern metropololis, ideal for conventions and internacional or world meetings, and able to provide the apropiate infraestructura such as five-star hotels.Lima the tradicional City of Kings, was founded in 1535 by the Conquistador Francisco Pizarro. Today it is the capital of the country and the gateway to the rest  of  Peru. In 1991, UNESCO declared it a World Cultural Heritage site for its colonial architecture.

Travelers can visit everithing from pre-Hispanic temples such as Pachacamac –which was the center of oracles and religious pilgrimages over different periods to old colonial mansions and churches rich in history, such as the Catedral, the convent of San Francisco and Torre Tagle Palace (which today is headquarters of the Foreing Affaire Ministry).

Lima is a modern metropololis, ideal for conventions and internacional or world meetings, and able to provide the apropiate infraestructura such as five-star hotels.

The city has a number of districts that are very different from each other and worth a visit: Miraflores, a quarter with modern infraestructura that includes leading hotels, restaurants of every specialty, large shopping areas, art galeries, theaters and nightspots. Its beaches provide exellent surfing conditions and the shoreline cliffs are the ideal height for hang-gliding and paragliding take-offs. San Isidro stands out for its parks and residential areas, and its modern bussines and financial district. Barranco, Lima´s artists´ quarter, teems with a nighlife of pubs and discos.

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