Lima



LIMA

Peru's largest and most important city, Lima bustles with living history and movement.

There is much to do in this city of beautiful beaches, fine cuisine, folkloric shows, active night life, and shopping malls and markets.

Its historic centre with its beautiful colonial buildings has been declared a Cultural World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Brimming with colonial and religious art, Lima is home to superb architectural works such as the Casa Aliaga (Aliaga Mansion), the Palacio de Torre Tagle (Torre Tagle Palace), and fine churches and convents such as those of Santo Domingo, San Agustin, San Francisco and La Merced.

Lima's museums are the best in Peru, and near Lima are important pre-Hispanic archaeological sites, like the Caral ruins discovered in 2009.

Countless huacas or temples dot the Rimac River Valley (Lima), including the Pachacamac shrine, a site of pilgrimage during the Inka empire.

One hundred and five kilometres from Lima lie the Lomas de Lachay, a national reserve which features a unique mist-fed ecosystem of wild plant and animal species. A little further north are the Paramonga pre-Hispanic archaeological sites.

The Presidential Palace - Lima's Plaza de Armas [jpg]

The Presidential Palace - Lima's Plaza de Armas

Lima's main cathedral [jpg]

Lima's main cathedral

Torre Tagle Palace - Downtown Lima [jpg]

Torre Tagle Palace - Downtown Lima

Lima's China Town [jpg]

Lima's China Town

Iglesia de San Francisco (Church) - Downtown Lima [jpg]

Iglesia de San Francisco (Church) - Downtown Lima

Jiron de la Union - Downtown Lima [jpg]

Jiron de la Union - Downtown Lima

Lima's Plaza San Martin [jpg]

Lima's Plaza San Martin

Paseo de los Descalzos - Rimac District near Downtown Lima [jpg]

Paseo de los Descalzos - Rimac District near Downtown Lima

La Costa Verde (The Green Coast) - Miraflores [jpg]

La Costa Verde (The Green Coast) - Miraflores

Parque Kennedy - Miraflores [jpg]

Parque Kennedy - Miraflores

LarcoMar Shopping Centre - Miraflores [jpg]

LarcoMar Shopping Centre - Miraflores

La Costa Verde (The Green Coast) - Chorrillos [jpg]

La Costa Verde (The Green Coast) - Chorrillos

El Malecon de Barranco (the Barranco Promenade) [jpg]

El Malecon de Barranco (the Barranco Promenade)

Puente de los Suspiros (Whispering Bridge) - Barranco [jpg]

Puente de los Suspiros (Whispering Bridge) - Barranco

La Costa Verde (The Green Coast) - Magdalena del Mar [jpg]

La Costa Verde (The Green Coast) - Magdalena del Mar

Huaca Huantille - Magdalena del Mar [jpg]

Huaca Huantille - Magdalena del Mar

Avenida Javier Prado Oeste (Javier Prado Avenue West) [jpg]

Avenida Javier Prado Oeste (Javier Prado Avenue West)

Magdalena's Mirador (Lookout) [jpg]

Magdalena's Mirador (Lookout)

Iglesia Corazon de Maria (Heart of Mary's Church) - Magdalena [jpg]

Iglesia Corazon de Maria (Heart of Mary's Church) - Magdalena

Magdalena's Plaza de Armas [jpg]

Magdalena's Plaza de Armas

Night view of a main street of Magdalena del Mar [jpg]

Night view of a main street of Magdalena del Mar

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