The history of the Incas appears repeatedly in Peru, yes, it should not be overlooked. When the Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro founded Lima in 1535, he did it in this place for one reason above all: the plain on the Rímac River was the only fertile place and large enough to house the new capital of Peru. In fact, the valley was dominated even before the Spanish, from the Inca cities, which are now seen in Ate Vitarte as archaeological sites. Puruchuco was the administrative center of the Incas in the Rímac Valley. There is also a museum on the site, which displays ceramics and jewelry. The second archaeological site, Huaycán, was expanded for visitors only a few years ago, so now you can see the ruins of the Ichma and the Incas in their cultural significance. So, if you like to be outdoors, a visit to these extraordinary places is ideal for your stay in Lima. But sports fans will also have their money in Ate Vitarte, in the Monumental Stadium, home of the University Sports Club.