Lima to La Merced Bus
The distance from Lima to La Merced is 192 mi (310 km) travelling about 8-11 hours on the highway. The transportation companies that cover this route are Carhuamayo, Salazar and Movil Bus, which provide bus tickets for the route Lima - La Merced at rates from s/ 40 to s/ 85. The buses leave from 8:00 a.m. a 10:00 p.m. from the terminals of North and Central Lima, destination to the terminals of Av. Carlos Peschiera, close to the Plaza de Armas of La Merced and the Malecón Río Chanchamayo. The climate in La Merced is tropical, with a dry season in June and a rainy season in February. The temperatures oscillate from 70 °F (21 °C) to 75 °F (24 °C).
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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!
About La Merced
It’s the capital of Chanchamayo district, province of Chanchamayo, located on the department of Junín. Before the Spanish conquest, the first inhabitants of La Merced were yaneshas and asháninkas. In 1635 the missionary Juan Jerónimo Jiménez arrived to this city and started to explore the virgin areas of the region. In September 24th 1869 José Manuel Pereira Palomino founded the town with the current name.