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Paracas to Lima Bus
The distance from Paracas to Lima is 163 mi (262 km) and the travel takes about 3 hours. You can go through this route with the transportation companies Oltursa, Excluciva and Perú Bus. The buses leave from 10:10 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. from the terminals located in the Av. Paracas, main road of Paracas city, destination to the terminals of Central Lima. During the trip you will see coastal landscapes where the sea is united with desert ways of charm. The climate in Lima is changeable because it combines micro-climates sub-tropical, desert and humid, with sunny days in summer and grey in winter. The average temperature is 62 °F (17 °C); in summer the maximum temperature is 84 °F (29 °C) and in winter the minimum is 55 °F (13 °C).
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In the current territory of Paracas, it flowered the ancestral civilisation of the culture known as Paracas, during the pre-Incan period. This culture was characterized by its textile art, very advanced for that period, due to its funerary rituals and the cranium trepanations, which were made to remove bad spirits. The Paracas culture is also known for deforming their heads until having them lengthened with a conical shape. The archaeological remains of this culture were found by the archaeologist Julio C. Tello in 1925. In 1820, six ships disembarked at its coast, and were part of the Ejército Libertador, from the Freedom Expedition of Peru, commanded by the General José de San Martín. The name Paracas means “sand rain” due to the strong winds that bring sand remains, typical of this territory (those winds reach speeds of 20 miles/32 kms per hour).
"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!