Lima, the traditional City of Kings, was founded in 1535 by the conquistador Francisco
Pizarro. Today is the country's capital and gateway to Peru.
For its architecture
Colonial UNESCO declared Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 1991.
In Lima possible visit from an ancient pre-Columbian site as Pachacamac, the seat of a
Oracle and center of religious pilgrimage of different periods up houses and churches colonial history, as the Cathedral, the San Francisco convent, the church and convent
The Nazarene and the Torre Tagle Palace, now headquarters of the Chancellery.
Lima is a modern metropolis, ideal to hold conventions and meetings
International character by having appropriate infrastructure with five-star hotels,
Equipped with modern technology.
The city has districts of various features that deserve to be visited:
Miraflores, the remarkable modern infrastructure with major hotels, restaurants of all specialties, shopping malls and night clubs. Its beaches are conducive to the
Practice table hawaiian (surfing) and its edge costanero ideal for making free flights (wing
Delta and glider).
San Isidro is characterized by its parks, residential areas and
Modern business area.
Barranco, bohemian neighborhood and home to artists noted for their
nights full of fun and musical performances.
Santiago de Surco district characteristic for its shopping centers and its existing wine cellars since the beginning of the century past.
- Air: Lima is connected to all major cities in the world and is the point
Primary Connection to the cities within the country.
- By land: Lima is the focal point of all roads leading to the different cities in Peru, through the Pan-American Highway and the Central Highway.
The city has a wide range of accommodations, from those first class until the basic services.
Variety of restaurants and all kinds of transportation and services.
Minimum three days to conduct tours in the city and its surroundings.
Features of Historical Center
Plaza Mayor: designed in the founding of the city, underlines its beautiful pool bronze dating from 1650.
Cathedral of Lima, the first stone was laid by Francisco Pizarro in 1535.
Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco: complex famous for its catacombs.
Shrine of St. Rose of Lima: located in the place where he lived Isabel Flores de Oliva, Santa
Rosa de Lima.
Season / Climate
Two stations differentiated from October to April: strong summer sun and lack of rain; of May-September: garúas and excessive humidity.
Month of the Lord of Miracles (October): This is the most important holiday in Lima. Celebrate around the image of a crucified Christ that is replica of a mural painted in the neighborhood of
Slaves Pachamamilla in the eighteenth century. In the old Bullring Acho, takes place in October an important bullfighting, with the participation of the best bullfighters cartel Worldwide, who is disputed by the "Golden Scapular of the Lord of Miracles."
In Lima there are excellent restaurants nationally and internationally, and there are varieties limeñas of cuisine Italian, French and Chinese.
Cebiche: cold fish fillets, cut into pieces and cooked with lemon, onion and chili silt, Accompanied by corn and sweet potato.
Lima fills Cause: yellow potato paste seasoned with chili powder, stuffed with tuna, chicken or vegetables.
Parihuela: concentrated soup of fish and shellfish.
Lomo saltado: loin beef into strips and chopped sautéed with onions and tomatoes, served scrambled with fries and is accompanied by white rice.
Ají hen: stewed chicken pieces in milk, cheese, chili mirasol and nuts.
Mazamorra abode: sweet corn flour purple with fresh and dried fruits.
Suspiro to Lima: meringue with fresh milk and vanilla.
In Lima can acquire good quality handicrafts from all over Peru. The main craft markets are located in: Av. Petit Thouars in Miraflores; Av. The Navy,
Pueblo Libre, and in the center of Lima, Jr.. Conde de Superunda and Jr. Carabaya.