Peru each year attracts thousands of travelers for its attractive scenery and exotic cultures. The beauties Incas in Cusco, the Inca city at Machu Picchu, Iquitos in the jungle or Lake Titicaca are some of the finest examples of this amazing country, which will become an unforgettable trip for anyone who decides to embark on this adventure.
Lima is the capital of Peru and one of the most beautiful cities in the country. Founded by Francisco Pizarro on January 18 of 1535 on the banks of the Rimac River, the city of kings, has become today, in a city of 33,820 kilometers and a population of over 7 million.
Lima is a modern city with a beautiful historical center, which was declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco. Generally, the visit starts from the center of Lima at the Plaza Mayor, where most of the monuments, almost all built between XVI and XVII elsiglo.
Among the marvels of this city, travelers will discover the old cathedral, built in the sixteenth century, apart from the Church and Convent of San Francisco, one of the most beautiful architectural ensembles of the capital. Also impressive are the mansions in Lima, the Casa Aliaga, the House or Goyoneche Rada and the Palacio de Torre Tagle, the eighteenth century.
Lima presents beautiful places in the pre-Hispanic times, as the sanctuary of Pachacamac and huaca Pucllana in the district of Miraflores, one of the cultural centers in Lima.
The capital is rich in museums. The National Museum of Anthropology and Archeology collected finest collections of ceramics from Chavin, Nazca, Mochica, Chimu, in addition to beautiful fabrics, mummies, sculptures and Quipus Incas. The Gold Museum, where collections of jewelry in gold Incas, Museo Larco Herrera, Pedro de Osma Museum, the Museum and the Museo Amano’s Office.
The houses of Lima
Lima is very characteristic of the typical houses, such as the Casa Aliaga, which was built on the worship of curaca Taulichusco, who was the lead author of the Rimac Valley.
One of the oldest is the stately House of Pilate, built in 1590 by the Jesuit Luis Portillo. French influence is the Casa Goyeneche, or Rada, which dates from the mid-eighteenth century and which stands out for its balconies and doors. One of the most beautiful mansions in the city is the Palacio de Torre Tagle, with shades of Andalusian Moors, Creole and Asian. This palace is a stone home and two carved balconies, real jewels of the City of Kings.
The Government Palace, the elegant rooms, is known as the House of Pizarro because it stands in the place chosen by the conqueror, to build the headquarters of his administration.
Lima deserve special Pantanos de Villa, a metropolitan ecological park, located 30 minutes from the city. Swamps or wetlands are more than 2000 hectares and are the ideal place for refuge and contemplation of birds.
Nightlife in Lima
Lima offers visitors a magical place that transforms when the moon appears. Nightclubs, bars, pubs, restaurants, casinos … a night range is evident in every corner of the capital, especially in Barranco, but also in other districts like San Isidro and Miraflores.
Visitors can taste the delicious food at any Peruvian restaurant in Lima. The stews, fish and los mariscos, in addition to Creole food is the most typical dishes. The cebiche, fish cooked with lemon juice and seasoned with pepper, the soup is more typical of Lima, while the shrimp cocktail is one of the most