Districts of Lima & Callao

Lima is not just the name of the capital of Peru. The district of Lima where the historical city center is located is called Lima. The surrounding region is called Lima. And to make it a bit more complicated, Lima is also the name of the Province, located in the Department of Lima.

Today Lima forms the region 'Lima Metropolitana'. They divide it into 43 districts (distritos). Thirty of these districts belong geographically to the city of Lima, and each has its own flair, charm and character. Thirteen of Lima's districts are surrounding the core of the urban area and are located outside of Lima in more rural zones. The province of Callao counts with 6 districts that officially belong to the Lima Metropolitan area.

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The District San Miguel

Districts of Lima & Callao
San Miguel is half way between Lima's city center and Callao, directly at the Pacific Ocean. In pre-Hispanic times the area was populated by different ingenious civilizations. From the 1920s to the...

The District Santa Anita

Districts of Lima & Callao
Santa Anita is located east of Lima's city center. It's a low to middle class residential area. Located within the district are the Mercado Mayorista, a huge wholesale market, and the Universidad P...

The District Santa Maria del Mar

Districts of Lima & Callao
Santa Maria del Mar is a small district of Lima south to the City Center directly at the Pacific Ocean. It is well known for its beaches and attracts many beachgoers every summer. As a lot of them ...

The District Santa Rosa

Districts of Lima & Callao
Santa Rosa is located at the northern coast of Lima. It's a quite rural area which has agriculture as the main income source. In the district you find the beach site of the famous Club de la Union,...

The District Santiago de Surco

Districts of Lima & Callao
Surco probably isn't one of the district tourists and visitors immediately will think of when coming to Lima. Only a few find their way to Surco. A fact, that doesn't do justice to the district. Su...

The District Surquillo

Districts of Lima & Callao
Surquillo is south of the city center, surrounded by upper class districts like Miraflores, San Borja and San Isidro. Anyhow founded as a "barrio" (suburb) for the indios (Indian population) in col...

The District Ventanilla

Districts of Lima & Callao
Ventanilla is one of six districts that make up the Constitutional Province of Callao. Located north of the province it is the largest district of Callao. Ventanilla's first inhabitants were fisher...

The District Villa El Salvador

Districts of Lima & Callao
Villa El Salvador (VES) is a low income residential district on the southern outskirts of Lima. The district is the result of a massive land invasion by immigrant families who had left the Peruvian...

The District Villa Maria del Triunfo

Districts of Lima & Callao
Villa Maria del Triunfo (VMT) is a low income residential district on the southern outskirts of Lima. Most of the district’s residents are migrants from other Peruvian provinces who invaded the des...

The Island El Frontón

Districts of Lima & Callao
The "Island of Death", as El Frontón is also known, was used since Colonial times as penal colony, penitentiary for common criminals and as a feared political prison. After the well-known prison ri...
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National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology and History - Lima, Peru.mp4

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Founded in April 1826, the National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology and History of Peru (MNAAHP) is Peru's oldest state museum. On display is a wide range of perfectly preserved pre-Hispanic ceramics, textiles, metals, organic materials and lithic's. Objects of historic-artistic value are exhibited. The documentary, photographic and bibliographic collections tell...
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