Lima is Peru's capital and it's also the capital of the provence of Lima. The city has about 4 million inhabitants and is the largest in Peru. Lima was founded by Francisco Pizarro on January the 18th, 1535, he named it la Ciudad de los Reyes, in English "the City of Kings". Today, around one-third of the Peruvian population lives in the metropolitan area. The National University of San Marcos, founded on May the 12th, 1551, is the oldest university in North & South America. The Historic Center of Lima, most of the buildings are from the Spanish Colonial era, the archeological sites and several pre-Inca cities on the outskirts of the city, such as Cajamarquilla and Pachacamac, are the major attractions in Lima, next to the museums, nightlife, art galleries, festivals, beaches and traditions.
• the beautiful historical buildings with balconies
• the plazas from the days of the Spaniards
• the Sanctuary of Las Nazarenas
• the Monastery of San Francisco
• the Plaza Mayor
• the Covenant of Santo Domingo
• the Palace of Torre Tagle (containing paintings, Sevilian tile, and sculpted wood furnishings)
• the Cathedral of Lima (with paintings, Sevilian tile, and sculpted wood furnishings)
• the churches and convents
The beautiful gardens and parks of Lima:
• Parque de la Cultura
• Parque del Amor
• Parque El Olivar
• Parque Combate de Altao
• Parque Kennedy
• Parque de la Muralla
• Parque Principal
The climate is a mild and comfortable one, this is because Lima's location at the Pacific Ocean, temperatures rarely fall below 12°C (54°F) or rise above 29°C (84°F) throughout the year. Summer is from December through April, and winter from June through October. Water temperatures along the coast are around 17–19°C (63–66°F), but recently the water gets much warmer, around 26°C (79°F).
Electricity in Lima and other towns is 220 volts, 60 cycles.