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Abancay to Lima Bus
The city of Abancay, capital of Apurímac department, is located at 596 mi (960 km) to the South-East of Lima. The route by land between the cities takes about 16 hours. Oltursa, Tepsa and Civa are some of the transportation companies that cover this route Abancay - Lima. The low-cost of the bus tickets is s/. 100 and the most exclusive s/. 190. Before doing the trip you can choose the schedule that better fits you, on the afternoon and evening. The first bus leaves at 3:30 p.m. But if you prefer to travel at night, the schedule goes from 6:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. On the way to Lima you will enjoy the landscapes of Andahuaylas, while you leave the temperate and moderate rain climate of Abancay. The terminals in Abancay are placed in the surroundings of the busy Av. Pachacutec. In Lima the terminals are located close to the central districts of Miraflores and San Isidro.
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The territory of Abancay was settled long time before the inca’s expansion. The city was founded as a Spanish colony in 1574 by Ruiz de Estrada, under the name of Amancay (or Villa de Santiago de los Reyes). The origin of the name comes from the adaptation of Amankay, a native flower of the region. In the colonial period it was an important commercial exchange center due to its location between the mountains and the coast. It was also the scene of the uprising of Micaela Bastidas and her husband Tupac Amaru II in 1781, who looked for releasing Peru from the Spanish oppression without success; however, they made history as predecessors of the American Independence. For long time Abancay was part of the Cusco department until the creation of the Apurimac department in 1873. During the republican period Abancay achieved the category of city. Due to the attendance of foreign families and families from other territories in Peru, the city had a urban, social and cultural configuration, rich in diversity, what made of Abancay a modern metropolis in constant development. Nowadays Abancay is one of the most settled cities of the Apurimac department.
"The City of Kings", as Lima is known, was founded in 1535 by Francisco Pizarro and became the center of Spanish power in Peru, during the colonial period.The urban planning of Lima is one of the colonial models in South America. Lima is known for its social, economical and cultural growth and stands out as the cultural center of Latin America; besides that, Lima is the home of San Marcos National University, the most ancient from America, founded in 1551.Lima is famous for being the viceroyalty capital of Peru and one of the cities most important of South America in the spanish regime period; after its independance in 1821 the city became the republic's capital. Before this period, the Baroque and Neoclassical style took the power on the streets, impregnating those architectural styles in the main constructions. The capital counts a high variety of tourist attractions that combine history and modernity, as you can see on the Historical Center. Another strong point of Lima is the food, there are many restaurants from the 3 Peruvian regions where you can live a complete gastronomical experience, given that the population is multicultural and mostly migrant. Live Peru from one of its corners, and enjoy tasting the culture that Peru offers you!