Lima, Peru

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Lima
Lima is the capital and largest city of Peru. It is located in the valleys of the rivers Chillón, Rímac and Lurín, in the central coastal part of the country, bathed by the Pacific Ocean. Together with the port city of Callao, it forms the Metropolitan Region of Lima. With a population of almost nine million inhabitants, the metropolitan area of ​​Lima is the fifth largest in South America as well as the 5th most populous in Latin America.

Founded on January 18, 1535, as the City of Kings, it became the capital of the Vice Kingdom of Peru during the Spanish regime and after the country's independence, became the capital of Peru.
Tourism
In Lima, the tourist will find several attractions, among which stand out their beautiful constructions of colonial architecture; archaeological sites, including huacas - pyramids of adobe bricks; numerous parks where you can do outdoor activities; museums and craft fairs. Among the most outstanding places of Lima are the districts of Miraflores, San Isidro, Barranco, San Miguel and Santiago de Surco. In addition, you can not miss the Historic Center, a place where you can breathe history, with points of interest such as the Plaza Mayor (Plaza Mayor), the Cathedral and the Government Palace.
Gastronomy
Lima concentrates culinary traditions from various regions of the country, just search.

The neighborhoods of Miraflores and San Isidro are home to the best hotels, restaurants, inns, shopping centers, casinos, nightclubs and entertainment venues. Staying in the area is a good idea. Still in Miraflores, look for the coastal avenue La Mar, where some of the best ceviches of the city are served.

For an evening stroll, the best place is, without a doubt, Barranco. There is a great concentration of bars, restaurants and nightclubs. The neighborhood is a meeting point for musicians, poets and artists and can reserve you good surprises.

In summer, do not miss Costa Verde, a region full of beaches that connects five neighborhoods. There are also excellent restaurants and all the infrastructure for sports such as surfing and hang gliding.

To know better the flavors that give color to the tables in Lima, nothing better than a stroll through the Mercado de Surquillo. Rabbit meat, pigeon, snake, oysters, flounders, octopus, potatoes, corn, fruits, vegetables, grains and various spices give color to the stalls of about 300 market stalls that display their products there.
Weather
Lima has high levels of humidity and low precipitation, is located at twelve degrees south latitude and almost at sea level, except the eastern part, located in hills. Its climate is characterized by the absence of rain, with a high level of humidity and persistent cloud cover.
When it rains in Lima there are problems because the city is not prepared for rain along with the lack of sewage in the city, in the hills avalanches occur causing serious damage.
Low rainfall (less than 8 mm per year), rainfall is almost zero. The annual average is 7 mm reported at the airport, the lowest in a metropolitan area of ​​the world. The relative humidity of the air is very high, with persistent fog in June and December, when the clouds are lower. It is sunny, warm and humid in the summer (December-April), with fog and mild cloudy in the winter (June to September). Lima has only 1,284 hours of sunshine per year, 28.6 hours in July and 179.1 hours in January, exceptionally low figures.

It can be said that the climate is subtropical temperate. The average annual temperature is 18.5 to 19 ° C, with an annual maximum of about 29 ° C. In summer, from December to April, temperatures range between 21 and 28 ° C. In winter, from June to September, temperatures range between 12 and 19 ° C. The lowest historically recorded temperature is 5 ° C. Spring and autumn have temperatures between 17 and 23 ° C.

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