Comas: seen from above, the small district at the northern end of the central city of Lima resembles a heart. This is a coincidence, because Comas started as an informal settlement founded by immigrants and is still one of the poorest communities in Lima today. The streets and the variegated houses confirm the traveler who gets lost here. However, or simply for that reason, it is said that Comas already had an illustrious visit. It is said that Victoria Beckham lived for some time in Comas to see how and if the donations were used for a planned sports project.
Like most areas of Lima, the area of Comas before the time of the conquistadors, originally of the Yungas and Yauyos cultures, was populated for centuries. The location between the hills and the coast, as well as the fertile soils, have contributed to the constant struggles over the centuries, as several cultures have tried to control the area.
So far, however, the money is lacking to carry out archaeological excavations and make the sites accessible to the public. Because the district, where more than 10,000 people per square kilometer share the habitat, is located about 15 kilometers from the city center, there is a reason to visit. The region is one of the most densely populated districts of the Lima region. The district is bordered to the north by the Carabayllo district, and also shares borders with the districts of San Juan de Lurigancho, Independencia to the south, Los Olivos and the Puente Piedra district.