Peruvian territory was home to the ancient Norte Chico civilization, one of the oldest in the world, and to the Inca Empire, the largest state in Pre-Columbian America. The Spanish Empire conquered the region in the 16th century and established a Viceroyalty, which included most of its South American colonies. After achieving independence in 1821, Peru has undergone periods of political unrest and fiscal crisis as well as periods of stability and economic upswing.

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Lima central Plaza de Armas & cathedral
Lima central Plaza de Armas & cathedral
Lima overview
Lima overview
Lima Paseo de la Republic
Lima Paseo de la Republic
Lima guard at government house
Lima guard at government house
Lima guard close-up
Lima guard close-up
Lima San Francisco church
Lima San Francisco church
Lima San Francisco church library
Lima San Francisco church library
Lima San Francisco church crypt
Lima San Francisco church crypt
Lima girls on balcony
Lima girls on balcony
Lima guys on SF church steps
Lima guys on SF church steps
Lima art nouveau facade
Lima art nouveau facade
Lima child vendor
Lima child vendor
Lima on Pacific coast
Lima on Pacific coast
Lima on Pacific coast 2
Lima on Pacific coast 2
Lima Lovers Park
Lima Lovers Park
Lima Lovers Park at sunset
Lima Lovers Park at sunset
Lima Miraflores park
Lima Miraflores park
Lima Miraflores gay friendly cafe
Lima Miraflores gay friendly cafe
Lima Miraflores window washers
Lima Miraflores window washers
Lima kids
Lima kids
Lima police patrolling
Lima police patrolling
Lima toddler
Lima toddler
Moche culture-exotic pottery c.300 a.d.
Moche culture-exotic pottery c.300 a.d.
Moche culture- exotic pottery c.400 a.d.
Moche culture- exotic pottery c.400 a.d.
Chimu culture-gold mask with jewel eyes
Chimu culture-gold mask with jewel eyes
Moche culture-erotic pottery c.500 a.d.
Moche culture-erotic pottery c.500 a.d.
Nasca culture-animal pottery c.300 a.d.
Nasca culture-animal pottery c.300 a.d.
Lima-relief
Lima-relief
Lake Titicaca reed boats
Lake Titicaca reed boats
Lake Titicaca reed house and boat
Lake Titicaca reed house and boat
Peru - Lima City and Lake Titicaca
Peru - Lima City and Lake Titicaca
Lake Titicaca reed boat with dragon head
Lake Titicaca reed boat with dragon head
Lake Titicaca guide Gustavio
Lake Titicaca guide Gustavio
Lake Titicaca reed boat with llama head
Lake Titicaca reed boat with llama head
Lake Titicaca reed island vendor
Lake Titicaca reed island vendor
Lake Titicaca young boy
Lake Titicaca young boy
Local kids
Local kids