Peruvian dating customs
The electronic media in particular have sometimes been subjected to political censorship, which became especially severe in the early 1970s when the national government assumed a majority ownership of all television stations and a significant stake in all radio stations.In the early 21st century, virtually all television and radio stations and newspapers were privately owned, and freedom of the press—guaranteed under the constitution—was generally respected by the national government.Surrounded by lush green, forested hills, Machu Picchu comprises hundreds of well-built agricultural terraces, a multitude of small stone houses, and several ceremonial temples constructed of carved rock.Research suggests that Machu Picchu was a royal estate of the Inca emperor Pachacuti.The most noteworthy of these are in Lima and include such institutions as the National Museum, displaying a unique collection of archaeological objects, the National Museum of Art, the Museum of Anthropology and Archaeology, and the Larco Museum, which holds one of the most extensive collections of artifacts from the northern coastal region.Regional archaeological museums are found in many parts of the country; the Sicán National Museum and the Museum of the Royal Tombs of Sipán, both in the Lambayeque region, hold many objects recovered from the excavations of local river valleys.
Football is played in the National Stadium near downtown Lima, and there are a number of professional teams in Lima and the other major cities.
Although freedom of the press is guaranteed by the Peruvian constitution, the media have been periodically subjected to government control.
The major dailies generally have a tradition of taking strong political stands in support of political parties of their choice.
Swimming and surfing are popular activities along the Pacific coast, especially during the summer months (December–February), when thousands of residents of Lima, Trujillo, and Chiclayo flock to the beaches during the midday siesta period.
Other sports, such as golf, tennis, and yachting, are almost exclusively the provenience of the affluent, with private clubs offering the only facilities in most large cities.