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Lima to Arequipa Bus
The distance from Lima to Arequipa is 630 mi (1015 km), travelling in a highway and for 16 hours approximately. The transport companies that cover this route Lima - Arequipa are: Oltursa, Andoriña, Excluciva, Tepsa, Movil Bus, Romeliza, Wari Palomino and Civa; they offer bus tickets from s/.60 to s/.160, depending on the comfort of the different services. The bus Lima - Arequipa leaves from 7:30 a.m. to 8:55 p.m. from the terminals placed in the North, Centre and South of Lima, with destination Terrapuerto Internacional de Arequipa, next to Av. Arturo Ibáñez. The weather in Arequipa is, in general, dry and mild, with a temperature that never goes over 77°F (25°C) on the warmest days, and it can descend to 52°F (11°C), on the cold nights as well as the winter days.
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"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!
The name Arequipa comes from the quechua word “ari-que-pay”, that refers to a legend about the inca Mayta Cápac; in the legend his subjects, impressed by the beauty of the place, asked him to stay and the inca answered: “yes, stay” (ari-que-pay).In the inca period the incas left the Arequipa territory in search of new places to conquer. The official foundation of the city took place in 1540, by the Spanish who arrived there to take advantage of the mines of the area in the colonial period.The city prospered quickly due to its advisable location in the mining transit path, becoming the most important commercial city, and standing out for its loyalty to the Spanish crown.During the republic, Arequipa was the place where concentrated most of the uprisings and social and political conflicts, what (later on time) would deserve its title of “Hero city of the free people of Arequipa”. Nowadays the city of Arequipa is one of the metropolis of higher economic, cultural and touristic importance inside the country.