UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Attractions & Activities In Lima
Lima has not one, but two UNESCO-listed sites up its sleeve. First is Lima’s downtown historic center. This is the original Lima, which was founded by Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro in 1535. Up until the mid-18th century, it was the most important Spanish city in South America and the lavishness of the Spanish-Moorish-influenced constructions here act as testament to the city’s colonial wealth and status.
Lima’s other UNESCO-listed site, the Sacred City of Caral-Supe, was added to the prestigious list in 2009. Dating back 4,500 years, Caral is the oldest ancient city in the Americas. The stone pyramids here were built at around the same time as the Egyptians were building theirs half-way around the globe. Caral was only discovered in 1948, and the mysteries of the people who lived here are still being unraveled, though it is clear that their early civilization acted as a foundation stone for later Peruvian cultures.
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