Lima to Huancavelica Bus
The distance from Lima to Huancavelica is 265 mi (426 km), travelling on the highway during 12 hours aproximately. The transportation company which cover this route Lima - Huancavelica is Megabus, with bus tickets from s/. 50 to s/. 70, depending on the comfort of the bus service. The bus leaves from the terminal of Av. Luna Pizarro, located in Lima Center, at 7:00 p.m., destination to the terminal of Av. Celestino Manchego, close to the Plaza de Armas of Huancavelica. During your stay you will notice that the climate in Huancavelica is varied, given that it can be temperate, warm or cold, with maximum temperatures of 61 °F (16 °C) and minimum of 35 °F (2 °C). The dry season in Huancavelica goes from May to October and the rainy season from November to April. Take your preventive measures to enjoy your tour in Huancavelica without added difficulty.
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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!
There are many theories about the name’s city origin, it seems coming from several quechua words... but what we know is that Huancavelica was founded in 1571 by the Spanish under the name Villa Rica de Oropesa, since they arrived there for the discovery of mercury mines. Huancavelica stands out for the cultural legacy that the incas and the Spanish that inhabited on the territory left; the colonial architecture still is testimony of it. In the 20th century, Huancavelica faced a terrible social crisis with the departments that are part of the Andean trapezium, which was aggravated by droughts and floods. On the 80s decade the city had to face also terrorism problems, what encouraged a lot of people to migrate from the city to the coast.Nevertheless, nowadays Huancavelica is rising from the bad times and is recovering its stability.In Huancavelica there are numerous sites and archaeological complexes to visit as Mosoqcancha, Antaccocha, Pumaqoria, Astobamba Paturpampa and the petroglyphs of Inka Wayqo and Qeromachay, whose origin comes from 7000 years b.C.