Lima is an exotic haven of the bygone era with fascinating mysteries to explore in every step. This capital city of Peru received its first political identity nearly four hundred years ago when the Spanish conqueror Francisco Pizarro named it as "Ciudad de los Reyes" or the City of the Kings. Today this Latin American city has left behind the days of the Aymara tribes and emerged as a modern metropolis that is teeming with over 7 million people. The colonial houses and mansions, which are symbols of ancient and noble traditions, are well preserved amidst present day chic hotels and restaurants.

Church of San Francisco

Main Square and Cathedral

Situated on the banks of the River Rimac and Lurin and caressed by the waters of the Pacific Ocean, Lima is incredibly rich in archaeological heritage and possesses great natural beauty. A large number of artistic monuments and accommodations are found in this city with traces from the pre-Hispanic period. All these compelling treasures have granted the city areas the status of UNESCO World Heritage Centre. Due to these reasons, Lima draws tens of thousands of visitors each year to its enchanting valley. It is also Peru's cultural and business centre and almost all kind of traveller make a stop at Lima while visiting the country. The city’s hospitality industry is flexible enough to

provide accommodation to all kind of tourists. You can either take one of the comfortable apartments for rent or go for the luxurious hotels. The population of Lima is popular world wide for their warmth and prefer to lead a traditional and peaceful way of life. The best ways to explore the city is to camp in one of the bed and breakfasts and shop at the open marketplaces and dine at the city’s Penas, bars offering folk and Creole music. But the students to Lima’s National University of San Marcos, the oldest university of southern America, prefer to stay at the more reasonable hostels in the city metropolitan area.




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