Lima – Peru

The city played a leading role in the history of the New World from 1542, when Charles V established the Viceroyalty of Peru there, to the 18th century when the creation of the Viceroyalties of New Granada (1718) and particularly of La Plata gradually put an end to the omnipotence of the oldest Spanish colony on South America.

The Historic Centre of Lima, known as the “Ciudad de los Reyes” (City of Kings), is located in the Rimac valley, and was founded by Spanish conqueror Francisco Pizarro in January 1535 on the territories led by the Chiefdom of Rimac. Lima was the political, administrative, religious and economic capital of the Viceroyalty of Peru and the most important city of the Spanish dominions in South America. The city played a leading role in the history of the New World from 1542 to the 18th century when the creation of the Viceroyalties of New Granada (1718) and of La Plata (1777) gradually put an end to the omnipotence of the oldest Spanish colony on South America.

Although severely damaged by earthquakes, this ‘City of the Kings’ was, until the middle of the 18th century, the capital and most important city of the Spanish dominions in South America. Many of its buildings, such as the Convent of San Francisco (the largest of its type in this part of the world), are the result of collaboration between local craftspeople and others from the Old World.

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One Response to Lima – Peru

  1. Justin says:

    Good morning. Trust your enjoying your trecking. Have by boat back in the water after 10 weeks of messing about. It’s not quite finished but at least we will be able to use it again. We have a new sausage dog in the house and it is worse than having another child. The house is ticking along but still have about 6 months to go. We can’t believe how this process can take so long. The building industry is very poorly organised in this country. Not sure if it’s the same everywhere else. You’ll be happy to know that I am having a crack at getting my health back on track. I go to cycle training three times a week and to the gym three times a week. Should be relatively fit by February. We are heading to Dunsborough for a couple of weeks after Xmas for a bit of rnr. Other than that all is well. Tina’s mum and dad shifted to their apartment yesterday so we have a house to our selves again. Caitlin’s turned 18 so we don’t see her a few nights a week. Makes me feel old now that I have a daughter of that age. But she’s still a good kid and doesn’t give us any cause for concern. Take care of yourself and will talk soon. Regards Justin.

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