The streets of Lima
The capital of Peru is hardly anyone dares to callcity favorable for tourists. The streets of Lima - thousands of cars and hurrying citizens, permanent and could not a good ecological environment. And at the same time in this cosmopolitan city has a center of history, he is called Lima Centro and UNESCO experts known organizations have taken major attractions custody.
Architectural masterpieces are located inthe historical part of the capital, are not related to the country's indigenous population and are associated with the period of the Spanish colonization, the active construction of mansions for uninvited guests from Europe.
The area is characterized by a clear layout, the streetsintersect at right angles, from the point of view of the geometry can be put to architects and builders of the highest score. Locals lovingly dubbed this the perfect plan "chess Pizarro."
A monument to the most famous of the brothers, which werethis name became famous and the great conquest of the Inca Empire, located on the main square of the capital. In addition to the monument to the infamous conquistador, on the same area, you can see the architectural sights, including:
- Cathedral with Archbishop's Palace, has experienced several severe earthquakes;
- Hall - a tribute to European fashion and symbol of the Peruvian capital's independence;
- Presidential Palace, considered a tourist destinationthe best backdrop for memorable photos. Inside, it is no less beautiful, especially the amazing so called Golden Salon. Firstly, there many pieces of furniture and decor are covered by this gold, and secondly, here are the most important official events and speeches of the President.
Walking through the squares
Tourists say that mathematically correct,the exact layout of the city did not have to walk, but excursions to local areas can significantly expand knowledge of visitors about the history and culture of Lima. For example, one of the most famous areas of the Peruvian capital was named in honor of José de San Martin, who played an important role in the liberation of the country from the dominion of the Spaniards. In his honor, in the center of the square the equestrian statue of a great military leader. However, there are no other attractions.
In the square on May 2 you can see the columnFreedom and Acho area gathers a crowd of fans bullfights because here is one of the main arenas of the capital. It is a spectacular sight as a legacy of the Spaniards.