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Tourism in Lima
Lima, (freed with the rest of the Republic in 1821), sits beside the Pacific Ocean, a location that gives it a character not found in other South American cities. Meteorologically, it has a very humid climate with stable year-round temperatures. It is a great city for losing yourself: the history and high cultural value found here require a long stay if you are to appreciate all the wonders of the region.
The city of Lima, and in particular its historic center, were declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, so be prepared for a city loaded with enchantments. Lima is filled with fascinating little streets and corners, with a multitude of churches and large houses that hoard a vast wealth of history. The main attraction, and the pride of the Limeans, is the Plaza Mayor, the construction of which was begun on the same day as the citys founding. There are a host of churches and religious places of interest, particularly the convents of Santo Domingo and San Francisco. The large houses are another of the citys best features; dont miss the Governmental Palace, the Aliaga House, the House of Pilatos or the Palace of Torre Tagle. The most emblematic location is still the Plaza Mayor, the heart of the city and the point of contact and rendez-vous for all Limeans. It is its people that truly make this city an enchanting place. Be sure to leave a few free days to visit them if you are in the country of the Incas.