A fascinating archeological site just south of Lima. Constructed by a succession of civilizations, the last being the Inca, to pay homage to Pachacamac, the god of earthquakes. Apparently he fell out of favour when he predicted that the Spanish were just friendly traders. It is a huge site, we used the tour bus to get to different temples & pyramids.
Barranco District, Lima, Peru March 18th 2019 In hindsight we could have spent less time here and found another place in Peru for a week or so.
We found Lima too big, busy and crowded for our liking, particularly after the charm of Cuenca.
Traffic in and around Lima is brutal so we avoided taxis and Uber and walked, 75km last week.
The apartment was excellent and of all the districts we felt Barranco was the most genuine and the best ... read more
South America » Peru » Lima » Lima » Barranco Ancient Peru was the seat of several prominent Andean civilizations, most notably that of the Incas whose empire was captured by the Spanish conquistadors in 1533. Peruvian independence was declared in 1821, and remaining Spanish forces defeated in 1... ... read more
We are retired school principals (Peel, Ontario - Canada). Our fair weather home is at Sauble Beach, Ontario Canada.
In the winter we roam, trying to keep warm and looking for new adventures. This is a record of our travels.... full info