Anniversary of Lima

Festive Days
Date: Tuesday, 18 January 2022

Even though people had been living in the area for thousands of years, Lima celebrates its birthday with a wide range of cultural and artistic festivities around town on January 18, the day the Spanish conqueror Francisco Pizarro founded the colonial city in 1535.

While public celebrations already start the day before at the Plaza de Armas in Lima's historic city center with the "Gran Serenata de Lima", the official festivities take place on Lima's birthday.

Find more information about Lima's birthday in our article "Anniversary of Lima".

Anniversary of Lima

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Even though people had been living in the area for thousands of years and developed the countryside into a green oasis with extensive fields and fr...

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  • Monday, 18 January 2021
  • Tuesday, 18 January 2022
  • Wednesday, 18 January 2023
  • Thursday, 18 January 2024
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