Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
Well are on our way. Our journey through the Andean Mountains has started. And today we will arrive at Lima, capital of Peru. So let's take a break and visit Lima together. Let me firsr tell you a little about Lima.
|Lima, capital of Peru|
Lima was founded by Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro on January 18, 1535, as Ciudad de los Reyes. It became the capital and most important city in the Spanish Viceroyalty of Peru. Following the Peruvian War of Independence, it became the capital of the Republic of Peru. Around one-third of the national population lives in the metropolitan area.
Lima is home to one of the oldest institutions of higher learning in the New World. The National University of San Marcos, founded on May 12, 1551, during the Spanish colonial regime, is the oldest continuously functioning university in the Americas.
|Plaza de Armas, Lima, Peru|
The Historic Center of Lima, La Plaza de Armas, is on the UNESCO heritage list. It's the ancient city of Lima. Here you can sense history as if you are there. Say ... in the ancient time, a time traveling experience.
Lima is the birthplace of the first Southern American Saint Rose of Lima. She was declared holy in the 17th century by Pope Clement IX. She became the patroness of Peru and is still the patroness of Peru.
|Saint Rosa de Lima (painting by Claudio Coello|
What a wonderful place Lima must be I think. So enjoy this short break ....
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