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Lima to Huancayo Bus
The distance from Lima to Huancayo is 258 mi (415 km) and travelling on the highway it takes 7-9 hours. The transportation companies that cover this route are Apocalipsis, Oltursa, Movil Tours, Salazar and Turismo Raraz, which provide bus tickets Lima - Huancayo at s/ 35 and s/ 80. The buses leave from 08:30 a.m. to 11:10 p.m. from the terminals of North and Central Lima, destination to the main Terminal Terrestre de Huancayo, located in Av. Evitamiento and Av. Arica 263, in the outskirts of the urban area. The climate in Huancayo is temperate and dry, with a rainy season from October to April and a dry season from May to September. The average temperature in Huancayo is 73 °F (23 °C); the minimum temperature is 39 °F (4 °C) and the maximum 89 °F (32 °C). The nights are very cold, specially in winter in June and August (be prepared with warm clothes).
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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 origin of Huancayo’s name is wanka (rock) and yock (someone who has something). It means the place where the rock is.Capital of the Junín Department, the province of Huancayo is one of the richest of the Andes. In the past the city was inhabited by the wancas who, despite their reputation of warrior culture, were dedicated to agriculture. Before the city was subjoined by the incas in 1460, the city was settled by the huaris. Some colonial houses of the city are witnesses of the Spanish invasion in 1572. The church of La Merced has traces of the invasion and it’s the place where the Peruvian Constitution was signed in 1839.There is a handmade fair celebrated every Sunday at the Huacanvelica Avenue.