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A new Exhibition at Parque de las Leyendas about pre-Hispanic Life in Lima

The Parque de las Leyendas not only houses Lima's zoo, a botanical garden and recreation areas; actually here you find 54 archaeological monuments of Lima's most extensive ancient city. The pre-Hispanic town of Maranga was continuously occupied by different cultures for over 2000 years and contained impressive buildings, numerous pyramids, palaces, temples and administrative centers. Also an ancient wall, roads, residential areas, water reservoirs and irrigation channels were part of the complex.

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The Municipality of Lima invites on Saturday 19th of July from 09.00 am to 11.00 am to a guided tour of the Presidential Palace (Palacio de Gobierno) and the Municipal Palace (Palacio Municipal) in Lima's historic city center.

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1st Peruvian National Flag and Manuscript of the National Anthem on display

To celebrate its 125th anniversary and Peru's National Day, the Peruvian Banco de Credito, BCP, opens its doors to the public exhibiting 60 pre-Hispanic and Republican pieces incl. textiles, ceramics, religious paintings and sculptures. But the highlight of the exhibition are two historical invaluable pieces that are displayed for the first time: the 1st Peruvian National Flag which was produced by two ladies in Peru's northern Piura and used by José de San Martin during the declaration of Peru's independence in 1821 and an original letter from 1863 written by José Bernardo Alcedo which contains details about the composition of Peru's National Anthem.

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Enjoy tradtional music from the Andean regions of Peru

Since 2006 Peru celebrates the Día de la Canción Andina (the Day of the Andean Song or probably better the Day of Andean Music) each year on the 15th of June.

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Peru's capital celebrates its 479 anniversary

Founded on the 18th of January 1535 by Francisco Pizarro, Lima celebrates its 479th birthday tomorrow. There are many festivities and events around town, so get out and join the party.

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A Convention for Comic Enthusiasts

Fans of Comics and Cartoons pay attention!

This weekend the Contemporary Art Museum in Barranco houses the Lima Comics 2013, a convention with quite an extensive program that is all about comics and cartoons. Fun for the whole family and fans of the comic scene is guaranteed. Expect as well meetings, lectures and conversations with local (and some latinamerican and europaen) authors, graphic artists, animators, collectors and like-minded people, autograph sessions and the sale of comics and action figures.

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Once a Year Caral is beautifully lit up

Once a year Caral, considered at least for the moment the oldest urban center in the Americas and one of the oldest civilizations of the world, is beautifully lit up. Located 200 km north of Lima Caral was built by the Norte Chico civilization about 5000 years ago and accommodated more than 3000 people.

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Lima is one of the great metropolises of Latin America

We have dedicated much of our content to the great architecture of the Peruvian Capital (historical buildings, churches, huacas, city squares...). Today we would like to share a great publication: An Architectural and Landscape Guide for Lima & Callao.

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A new Piece of Art issued by the Peruvian Central Bank

The Peruvian Central Bank continues to spread the rich cultural heritage of the country by regularly issuing beautiful new coins within the "Wealth and Pride Numismatic Series". Yesterday already the 14th coin of this series has been put into circulation; this time paying homage to the Paracas Culture, an important pre-Inca civilization that inhabited the area of Paracas in today's southern Peru.

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A Temporary Exhibition at MNAAH worth visiting

Peru's cultural heritage is immensely varied. With such an overwhelming range smaller, but not less interesting or important parts of the Peruvian culture are often faded into the background. Since ancient times for example musical instruments play an important role in the life of indigenous people in the Andean and Amazon regions of Peru. Back then as today music is not only used to express feelings, but also to accentuate native rituals, ceremonies and festivities.

Showing and explaining these Peruvian treasures to a wider audience the National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology and History in Lima opens an interesting temporary exhibition about Musical Instruments of the Andean and Amazon Regions (Instrumentos Musicales Andinos y Amazónicos) worth visiting.

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