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Gerónimo Luis de Cabrera who was a Spanish conquistador discovered Ica in 1563. It is situated on the Ica River and is 300 kilometres south of Lima. It touches the coast of Southern Peru’s desert. Moving southwards, alongside Pan-American Highway is a city named Nazca. Pico Brandy traditionally originated from Ica and its surrounding regions.” Museo Regional de Ica” s a local museum of Ica and owns numerous exhibits. Elongated heads of Mummies back from the Pre- Columbian Period have been preserved and displayed to demonstrate the effects of trephination. Furniture, Artifacts and artwork like paintings etc. from the Spanish Colonial Period has also been exhibited in it.
Ica is agriculturally significant and cultivates crops like asparagus, grapes, cotton and olives. It is called the Land of the Sun by the Peruvians. This region entertains all four seasons but summers seem to dominate throughout the year because of its warm and dry climate. According to its civilians, the climate facilitates in curing asthma. Huacachina Oasis is a nearby location where one can freely sand board.
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