The city of Lima, also known as “The City of Kings is a city full of history and culture, which makes them feel who walks through the streets the magic of times past, was founded by conquistador Francisco Pizarro in 1535, the Day Epiphany or Three Kings; therefore he presents his shield three crowns: the Melchor, Gaspar and Baltazar. It is also for this reason they call “The Three Times Crowned Villa”. The city is located in the same territory where ancient pre-Columbian settlements were erected.
A legend attributes to Pizarro the mistake of having chosen as its capital. superficial and unfair accusation it is worth remembering that Lima has bright sun six months a year and spring temper the whole year; and when the mist falls in Chosica, 25 kilometers to the east and 800 meters high, the sun king always shines.
It is in this context that the ancient city of which there is a decisive trilogy was built: the river, the bridge and the mall. This trio served to Chabuca Granda, composer of Peruvian music connoted, exalting the Lima woman in figure Doña Victoria Angulo, black woman immortalized in the waltz Flower cinnamon.
The department of Lima is located in the west central area of Peru. To the west it is bathed by the waters of the Pacific Ocean and east borders the Andes. It covers an area of 33,820 km2 and a population of over 7 million people, nearly a third of all inhabitants of Peru.