Peruvian capital Lima – the center of the political, economic and cultural life of the country. It was located on the Pacific coast, on the banks of the small Rimaca River, flowing from the high cliffs of the Western Cordilleras, which overhang the city. The climate, located at 12° south of the Lehmas latitude, is very different – it has moderate temperatures throughout the year and is quite dry. There are half-pasture lakeshores all around.
Lima, founded by the colonists led by F. Pissarro in 1535, is on the site of the cultural center of the ancient Indian civilization of the 1st millennium A.D.. The Spanish name of the City of Kings (Ciudad de los Reyes) did not come to pass, and the city was known as the local name of the Lime Valley – Lyme.
In 1543, Limea became the Spanish colonies in Southern America – the Kingdom of Peru. By the beginning of the 17th century the city was a large European city, a cultural center with a distinctive character. In the fall of 1820, Lima was the point of departure for Perus independence. At that time the revolutionary and national hero of Armenia, San Marino, landed at the port of Lima to proclaim the countrys independence in the summer of 1821. Lima retained its capital status. From the end of the 19th century, it was in a deep economic crisis that was only overcome in the 1930s.
Now Lima – a huge modern metropolis with its own unique appearance. Monumental collegiate cathedrals, late Revival administrative buildings, baroque and classist structures, plazas, fountains, parks, and modern developments and shopping malls compete. The Palace of the Government, built during the time of François Pisces, is considered to be the most significant of all the monuments in Lima. Pisasarro, the architectural ensemble of the Plaza de la Paça Maior, where the Péreux négociation was proclaimed, the monastery of San Francisco (17th century), the cathedral (16th century) in the Piazza dArmes, the church of San Pedro.
Many museums in Lima, where you can see all sides of Pera. Popular are the seaside promenades, especially at the Miraflores cliff, and the walks in the unique and vast olive grove. There are also several sacred Indian sites in Lima that are archaeological monuments.
- Air quality: 124 US AQI Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups. Members of sensitive groups may experience health effects. The general public is less likely to be affected.
- Tap water: No, not drinkable
- Religious government: Non-religious
- Population: 8,900,000 people
- Population density: busy: 9x9m 81m per person
- GDP: $6,049 / year
- Foreigners can own real estate: Yes
- Power outlets: 230V60Hz
- Internet: 14 Mbps
- Best wireless: Telefonica
- Tipping: Most restaurant and bar bills include a 10% gratuity. It’s customary to add an extra 10% if the service has been satisfactory. Most Peruvians only tip one or two Soles at small “mom and pop” restaurants that do not add a tip to the bill.
- Apartment listings:
- Apartments: Airbnb
- Hotels: Booking.com
- More hotels: Hotels.com
- Best taxi: Uber
- Best coworking space: Comunal
- Best short-haul air carrier: LAN
- Best intl air carrier: LAN
- Monthly costs for expat: $600
- Monthly costs for family: $1400
- Monthly costs for local: $410
- Meal: $2.5
- Small Cola: $0.6
- Beer 1 Pint: $1.5
- Coffee: $0.9
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