Lima Travel Guide


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    When the country of Peru is mentioned, tourists would immediately conjure images of the Inca Empire and other colonial architecture prevalent in the old world. The history and culture of Peru is indeed rich since it is heavily influenced by the pre-Columbian culture. Its wealth and diversity are uni...

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Hotels in Lima (229 Hotels) See All Lima Hotels

  • Belmond Miraflores Park

    Belmond Miraflores Park is one of the top, finest places to stay in Lima. Nicely positioned in close proximity to The Lima Gourmet Company, Parroquia Nuestra Senora de Fa...

  • JW Marriott Hotel Lima

    JW Marriott Hotel Lima is among the best, premium places to lodge in Lima. Perfectly found in close proximity to Shoppjng Lacormar Lima, City Sightseeing Lima and Chasqui...

  • BTH

    With TomykoSpa, Adventures to Peru Day Tours and Milenium Karaoke readily placed close to the three and half star hotel, BTH; this hotel is impeccably located in the city...

  • Country Club Lima Hotel

    Spotted within Lima, Country Club Lima Hotel is a finest hotel comfortably positioned close to Peru Cycling, BuendiaPeru Tours day tours and Neotropical Birding Tours. Ma...

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  • San Pedro Church

    San Pedro Church

    Jiron Azangaro, cuad...

    Attractions, Arts and Culture
  • Larco Museum

    Larco Museum

    1515 Bolívar

    The Larco Museum is a privately owned museum of pre-Columbian art, located in the Pueblo Libre Dist...

    Attractions, Arts and Culture
  • Artesanias Las Pallas

    Artesanias Las Palla...

    Cajamarca 212

    Attractions, Arts and Culture
  • Miraflores

    Miraflores

    Miraflores District

    Attractions, Landmarks and Points Of Interest

About Lima

When the country of Peru is mentioned, tourists would immediately conjure images of the Inca Empire and other colonial architecture prevalent in the old world. The history and culture of Peru is indeed rich since it is heavily influenced by the pre-Columbian culture. Its wealth and diversity are unique in international standards. Ecological tourism works well in the country because of its numerous unspoiled natural resources. Peru’s capital, Lima, is even home to islands of modernity which characterize the modern city mixture of cultures and its historical architecture. The city of Lima is known throughout the world because it was the Spanish seat of government for 300 years. During the Spanish conquest, the city was filled with monasteries, churches and cloisters that became tourist spots in the recent times. The city’s colonial architecture is considered as one of the most beautiful examples in the old world. Being a historical city, Lima is home to several buildings that reflect the old world heritage. Within the city borders, there is the so-called Historic Centre of Lima which is made up of the districts of Rimac and Lima. In 1988, the center was already recognized as a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO. Some of the buildings that reflect colonial architecture are the Plaza Mayor, Palace of Torre Tagle, Monastery of San Francisco, Museo Larco and Covenant of Santo Domingo. The city’s churches are also popular destinations among tourists, and even locals. Aside from being a place of worship, the churches house sculpted wood furnishings, paintings, Sevilian tile and catacombs that are open to public viewing. These churches date as far back as the 16th or 17th century. They are mostly made of Baroque architecture. Two of the world-famous churches are the Monastery of San Francisco and Cathedral of Lima. The culture of Lima is influenced by a number of civilizations caused by immigrations, colonization and some indigenous influences. According to cultural research, Lima’s culture is strongly affected by various African, European, Asian and Andean cultures. Due to its mixture of cultures, even the food in Lima was affected by Spanish, Asian and Andean influences. The unique flavors and delectable dishes from various sources led to the city’s recognition as the “Gastronomical Capital of the Americas”.Food is a vital aspect of life in the city of Lima. Its reputation as a dining paradise is further strengthened when the Fourth International Summit of Gastronomy Madrid Fusion 2006 declared the city as the “Gastronomical Capital of the Americas”. Nowadays, the city offers a wide variety of dishes, from local and international cuisines, such as Japanese, Asian, Chinese, French and Spanish. The Peruvian national dish is the so-called ceviche, and it is mostly enjoyed in the cevicheria Mecca, Lima. Today, the ceviche is already a world famous dish with a lot of versions from different corners in the word. Peruvian foods tend to be spicy and heavy because that is the culture in the city of Lima. There are other must-try dishes such as the shawarma sandwich.

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