Historic Centre of Lima

Located principally in the city centre or Cercado de Lima and RĂ­mac areas, the Historic Centre of Lima is among the most important tourist destinations in Peru.

The city of Lima, the capital of Peru, was founded by Francisco Pizarro on 18 January 1535 and given the name City of the Kings.

In 1988, UNESCO declared the historic center of Lima a World Heritage Site for its originality and high concentration of historic monuments constructed in the time of Spanish presence.


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