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View of Lima from the San Cristobal Hill

Lima was founded by Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro on January 18, 1535, as la Ciudad de los Reyes, or "the City of Kings". It became the capital and most important city in the Spanish Viceroyalty of Peru. Following the Peruvian War of Independence, it became the capital of the Republic of Peru. Today, around one-third of the Peruvian population lives in the metropolitan area with a municipal population of 7,605,743, and 8,472,935 for the metropolitan area.


The Plaza de Acho we know today was inaugurated in 1766 near the Rio Rimac (Rimac river) and is not only considered to be the oldest bullfight ring in America and the third oldest after the 'Real Maestranza de Seville’ and the ‘Coso de la Misercordia de Zaragoza’ in the world but as well the most beautiful and famous...


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Taken on December 31, 2011