Lima Hotels offer you great opportunities to explore this Andean gem in South America. Here are some of them...
Hotels in Lima
Hotel Libertador Lima
Hilton Lima Miraflores
Roosevelt Hotel & Suites
Sheraton Lima Hotel & Convention Center
Suites Plaza Las Flores
Atton San Isidro
The Westin Lima Hotel & Convention Center
El Condado Miraflores Hotel and Suites
Costa Del Sol ramada Lima Airport
Suites del Bosque Hotel
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Lima is the capital city of this Andean nation. It is strategically located in the valleys and central coastal part of the country that overlooks the calm Pacific Ocean.
Lima is the most populated metropolitan in Peru and the third largest city in South America in terms of 'city proper'.
Attractions, Sites, Activities & Tourism
Lima is known to have the oldest higher learning institutions in the new world. It has the National University of San Marcos which was founded in the mid 15th century.
La Catedral de Lima
Plaza de Armas
Palacio de Gobierno
The Inca Trail Tours
Classic Inca Trail
El Senor de los Milagros Festival
Machu Picchu Trail
It is known that Lima was founded by Spanish conquistadores in 1535. This city became the capital and the most important city of the Spanish viceroyalty of Peru. The capital was first called Ciudade de los Reyes or "City of the Kings".
As the capital, Lima hosted the Miss Universe 1982 pagent, the United Nations Climate Change Conference in December 2014 and was chosen to host the Pan American Games in 2019. Also, in 2015, Lima hosted the annual meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund (Wikipedia)
Before the Columbian period, Lima was inhabited by Amerindian settles which were then incorporated into the Inca empire in the 15th century. However, when the Spanish conquitadores came in the 16th century, the Inca ruler was defeated and ruled the land. After decades of resistance from local revolutionaries, Lima gained independence in early 19th century.
Lima's urban area covers around 800 square kilometers which are mostly located on frat terrain within the valleys of three rivers called Chillon, Rimac and Lurin.
The city is situated on the mountain slopes as high as 1,500 meters above sea level. Metro Lima covers about 2,600 square kilometers of which over 800 square kilometers compose the actual city. The heart of Lima is located 15 kilometers of the Rimac River, a major source of drinking water and hydroelectric power of the inhabitants.
Lima's climate is great for visitors who want to enjoy tropical temperature. Its climate is between mild and warm as it is located high above the sea level. The Pacific Ocean also provides the cool temperature although there is a desert close by.
On summer season, you can enjoy a warm, humid and sunny days with a temperature from 18 to 22 degrees Centigrade. Colorful sunsets is a great spectacle since the sky usually turns shades of orange, pink and red until 7 in the evening.
Cityscape and Cultural Influences
Lima is comprised of a mixture of cultures for being colonized by Western culture. One can find colonial architecture of monasteries, cathedrals and palaces. When they gained independence, the architecture shifted toward neoclassical and Art Nouveau styles which are influenced by French culture.
In the early 21st century, glass skyscrapers started to be established especially around the financial district.
Lima is a great place to observe various cultural influences, and in fact Lima's historic centre was declared a UNESCO World Heritage in 1988. Lima is considered a melting pot of various cultures (European, Andean, African and Asian) due to colonization, indigenous cultures and immigration.
Lima hotels are available through our official links throughout this travel guide website. Hope you have a wonderful and safe travel!
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