Lima is a booming seaside colonial city that serves as the capital of Peru as well the country's cutlural center and transportation hub. Lima is worth experiencing for a day or two at the beginning or end of your trip to Peru, and most travelers will enter and leave from Lima's Jorge Chavez International Airport (LIM) and must spend a night here en route to Cusco and Machu Picchu. Lima is rich in history, architectural attractions, and is home to Peru’s finest cuisine. The population is a staggering 8.4 million people, putting it among South America’s largest cities. As a coastal city in the southern tropics, Lima has an arid, cloudy climate with average temperatures around 73 degrees Fahrenheit. Contact one of our Peru experts to plan the perfect trip to Lima and the best of Peru.
Like many cities in South America, Lima captures that authentic feeling of the old world, blending it with the booming, bustling modern metropolis that it is evolving. Here are some of the best things to see in this coastal Peruvian city.
Museo Larco - Where you will find stunning pre-Colombian art.
Parque de la Reserva - Serves as a beautiful central park for the metropolitan area.
Miraflores - This affluent shopping district also features a charming walkway.
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) - Here you will be able to enjoy the historical attractions like the San Francisco Monastery & Cathedral and the colonial center.