Photo: Mario Mantel, Costas de Barranco
Lima is the capital and largest city of Peru.
With a population of more than 8 million, Lima is located in a desert region, hemmed in between the Pacific Ocean and the Andes Mountains. It hardly ever rains, but cold Ocean currents push moisture over the desert, which gets blocked by the mountains, so overcast misty conditions are very common.
Historic downtown Lima was declared an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988.
Pleased to experience the resurgence of “Indigenous Food Heritage” in Peru’s capital of Lima. Here a “Festival to Preserve Pachamama & biodiversity.” pic.twitter.com/WDv5Eabpq2
— Mariaelena (@huambachano_m) July 18, 2019