Spend three inspiring days in the cultural and cosmopolitan city of Lima. The area is full of great hotels, restaurants and galleries.
SIMBig 2022 will be held in Lima, Peru. Lima is located on the west-central coast of Peru, on the shores of the Pacific Ocean. Lima's history predates the colonial presence in the country. The establishment of the viceroyalty transformed the city into the main political and administrative center of South America. Significant churches, monasteries, mansions, and balconies were built during this period. The arrival of modernity didn't transform the historic center, which is recognized as a World Heritage Site. Museums with great works of art, archaeological sites, beaches, the boardwalk, valleys, natural reserves, the nightlife, the thrill of adventure sports, and the exquisite cuisine give Peru's capital an authentic personality and make tourism in Lima a unique experience in the country. Besides, archeological cities surround Lima. In the north is the city of Caral, the oldest civilization in America, and to the south is the Archaeological Complex of Pachacamac.
SIMBig 2022 will be held in the Rosa Alarco Larraburre auditorium, which is housed by the Pedro Zulen central library of the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos - UNMSM. The UNMSM is a public university located in Av. Carlos Germán Amezaga 375 - Cercado, Lima, Peru. It is considered one of the most important universities in Peru. At the continental level, it was the first officially founded by Royal Provision, authorized by Royal Decree, and the longest in continuous operation since its founding. As the oldest university in America, the UNMSM appears in official documents and publications as The University of Peru, Dean of America It has been positioned in 1st place locally in various university rankings, such as in the University Rankings by Academic Performance of the URAP Center, in various editions of the QS World University Rankings by Quacquarelli Simonds, in the SIR World Reports by SCImago Research Center, among others. In its 470 years of operation, the UNMSM has gone through several locations. One of the most important is La Casona de San Marcos, a historical building with more than 400 years of history, which is part of the list of buildings in the historic center of Lima that were recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1988.
A floor plan of the UNMSM with important information is available here
Machupicchu, or Incas’ Sacred City, is located 112.5 km. to the northeast of Cusco and 2,430 meters high in a region of majestic beauty. Unquestionably, if you visit Peru, Machupicchu is the place you must see. In this respect, SIMBig is organizing a trip for the conference attendings. With that in mind, if you are interested in joining us in this magical experience, please, ask for the details of this trip (costs and travel dates) to the conference chairs.