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|
|Saint Rosa de Lima (painting by Claudio Coello|