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Lima


Lima, Peru's capital is the largest city in the country with almost a third of the total population living in the Metropolitan area. It was founded by the Spanish in 1535 as the main center of the Viceroyalty of Peru, becoming of the most beautiful cities of the colonial period. Today, Lima is the result of urban sprawl and rapid economic expanse, but it keeps much of its charm and has become an important gastronomical destination for food lovers and students. Also, its excellent array of museums includes the Art Museum which exhibits colonial furniture and pre-Columbian artifacts, the National Anthropological and Archaeological Museum, and the Rafael Larco Herrera Museum that contains a vast collection of ceramics. The suburbs of Barranco, San Isidro and Miraflores have a number of fancy restaurants, hotels and stores. The most famous museum is the “Mujica Gallo” collection, better known as the Gold Museum of Peru. The exhibition includes gold pieces mainly from pre-Inca cultures such as jewels, and one of the best displays of weapons and firearms.
Government Palace<br />
Government Palace
Archbishop s Palace<br />
Archbishop's Palace
Gold Museum<br />
Gold Museum
Peruvian cebiche<br />
Peruvian cebiche

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