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
The Presidential Palace – Lima’s Plaza de Armas
Lima's main cathedral
Lima’s main cathedral
Torre Tagle Palace - Downtown Lima
Torre Tagle Palace – Downtown Lima
Lima's China Town
Lima’s China Town
Iglesia de San Francisco (Church) - Downtown Lima
Iglesia de San Francisco (Church) – Downtown Lima
Jiron de la Union - Downtown Lima
Jiron de la Union – Downtown Lima
Lima's Plaza San Martin
Lima’s Plaza San Martin
Paseo de los Descalzos - Rimac District near Downtown Lima
Paseo de los Descalzos – Rimac District near Downtown Lima
La Costa Verde (The Green Coast) - Miraflores
La Costa Verde (The Green Coast) – Miraflores
Parque Kennedy - Miraflores
Parque Kennedy – Miraflores
LarcoMar Shopping Centre - Miraflores
LarcoMar Shopping Centre – Miraflores
La Costa Verde (The Green Coast) - Chorrillos
La Costa Verde (The Green Coast) – Chorrillos
El Malecon de Barranco (the Barranco Promenade)
El Malecon de Barranco (the Barranco Promenade)
Puente de los Suspiros (Whispering Bridge) - Barranco
Puente de los Suspiros (Whispering Bridge) – Barranco
La Costa Verde (The Green Coast) - Magdalena del Mar
La Costa Verde (The Green Coast) – Magdalena del Mar
Huaca Huantille - Magdalena del Mar
Huaca Huantille – Magdalena del Mar
Avenida Javier Prado Oeste (Javier Prado Avenue West)
Avenida Javier Prado Oeste (Javier Prado Avenue West)
Magdalena's Mirador (Lookout)
Magdalena’s Mirador (Lookout)
Iglesia Corazon de Maria (Heart of Mary's Church) - Magdalena
Iglesia Corazon de Maria (Heart of Mary’s Church) – Magdalena
Magdalena's Plaza de Armas
Magdalena’s Plaza de Armas
Night view of a main street of Magdalena del Mar
Night view of a main street of Magdalena del Mar