23rd INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MEDICAL IMAGE
COMPUTING & COMPUTER ASSISTED INTERVENTION
4-8 OCTOBER 2020
LIMA CONVENTION CENTER / LIMA-PERU

ABOUT LIMA

City of Lima

Lima is the capital city of Peru. It is located in the central coast of the country, on the shores of the Pacific Ocean, forming an extensive and populous urban area. It has a mild and fresh climate throughout the year, due to its proximity to the beaches and absence of rain.

The City of Kings, as it is known for its hierarchy and tradition, has an unique beauty that comes from the combination of its history, its customs, its culture and its people.

It is a modern city, full of places to discover, with an exquisite gastronomy, excellent infrastructure and great entertainment centers; for that reason, it is considered the main political, cultural, financial and commercial center of the country. With more than 9 million inhabitants, Lima ranks fifth among the most populated cities in Latin America and the Caribbean and is one of the thirty most populated urban concentrations in the world.

The capital is characterized by its modern buildings, beautiful parks and squares, offering the best security and protection to its visitors. Lima currently concentrates the largest number of hotels, restaurants, shopping centers, art galleries, cafes, casinos, theaters and cinemas, night shows, pubs and discos from all over the country. Thus, becoming one of the most important cities in the region.

Connectivity

It is one of the cities in South America strategically and geographically well located; It has a wide connectivity with the most important centers in Latin America, the Caribbean, United States, Canada and Europe. Countless daily flights link the city of Lima to the main international destinations.

Lima has a wide connectivity with direct flights from the main cities of the Americas and Europe, with 46 international non-stop destinations and 19 domestic direct flights.

The Jorge Chávez International Airport is the main air terminal of the metropolitan city. He has been selected as the best in the Region for 6 consecutive years. Currently 21 international airlines operate in our country and 6 national airlines.

Culture

Lima has a characteristic charm, a passage to Latin American history, cradle of the most imposing and majestic works of architectural art.

The Historic Center of Lima is the place of origin of the colonial city, where the main buildings and churches of the time are located. It was declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 1988 due to the importance that the city had during the Viceroyalty of Peru, leaving as a testimony of its great domain and history, architectural beauties, in which through its more than 1,600 balconies, 11 Casonas and Palaces of the Viceroyalty, and other buildings in the style of neoclassical art and Art Nouveau, reflects that through time is still worthy of contemplation.

The city is bathed by waters of the Pacific Ocean, so at the beginning of the XVIII century, it received the honorific title of "Pearl of the Pacific”, since it was the entrance of the international trade in our historic Port of Callao; which has one of the largest military monuments built in the virreinal era.

Archaeological sites

Lima was the cradle of many civilizations, among which CARAL stands out: the first formed in America and the oldest in the world along with Mesopotamia. The Sacred City of Caral is located north of Lima and is a World Heritage Site, distinguished by its antiquity, pyramidal buildings, and for being a civilization that developed advanced technology. At present 217 archaeological sites have been reported in Lima, many of them located in the middle of the city, easily accessible and in perfect condition, becoming one of the main attractions of the city.

Parks, Squares and Alameda

Lima is surrounded by parks, squares and malls in which homage is paid to heroes and notable characters of the history of Peru through its architecture, ranging from statues, monuments and even water sources, so it still retains that Traditional atmosphere that makes them more interesting and busy.

Each one of them has great lighting, infrastructure and distinguished aesthetics, with the capacity to accommodate a greater demand for visitors. The Plaza Mayor de Lima or Plaza de Armas is the main public space of the city and is located in the heart of the Historic Center of Lima. It is surrounded by the majestic buildings of the main powers of the country and the city: the Government Palace headquarters of the Executive Power; the Municipal Palace, headquarters of the local government; the Cathedral of Lima and the Archbishop's Palace.