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Main square of Lima

The beautiful Garden City is a land of possibilities. In Lima you can do almost anything: from eating a ceviche in el Callao, to a walk on the Miraflores boardwalk, to a night of partying in Larco Mar or a tour through history in the city’s museums. The Peruvian capital dances to your rhythm, and on your trip you’ll discover secrets on every corner, so make sure to keep your eyes wide open to enjoy the soul of the City of Kings.

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Night view of Lima

History lives in Lima

On your trip to Lima you can visit areas of great historical and archaeological value. In the Peruvian capital you’ll find more than 300 pre-Columbian ruin sites.

City of immigrants

Lima is a cosmopolitan city: it houses the largest Chinese community and the second-largest Japanese community in Latin America.

Magical water circuit

Prepare to be dazzled by a unique attraction: located in the Parque de la Exposición, you will find the world’s largest fountain complex.

Cultural heritage

In the historical center of the Peruvian capital you will find 608 colonial monuments, for this reason UNESCO declared it a World Heritage Site.

What to do in Lima?

Miraflores Malecón

Walk the Miraflores boardwalk

This area is, perhaps, the most emblematic of the Peruvian capital. During your tour here, you will find a succession of parks that give the city’s bay its green. But besides offering a spectacular panorama, the boardwalk includes large-scale restaurants and recreational spaces such as shopping centers. On this walk, you can fall in love with the view of the city. The sunset from this privileged balcony is a must-see when you’re in the Thrice-Crowned Town.

Discover the neighborhood of Barranco

This is the bohemian neighborhood in the capital of Peru. Walk around the Plaza de Armas and the bridge of sighs, take a photo with the succession of murals or in the old manor houses, come in and discover the incredible treasures guarded by museums like the Mario Testino, the Contemporary Art Museum, or the Pedro de Osma. Finish your tour with a good meal or a cocktail in any of the area restaurants or pubs.

Enjoy the Lima nightlife

Nightlife in the Peruvian capital is bustling, and it is centered in three specific areas: Miraflores, San Isidro, and Barranco. In Miraflores, you should stop off at the bar and club district in Parque Kennedy, though you’ll also find a good offering at the famed Larco Mar shopping center. In San Isidro, the ambiance is ideal for those who want something a little calmer, and for the older crowd. But if what you want is a blowout, it’s in Barranco, where the party starts on Thursday night and lasts until Monday morning.

Take a break in La Punta del Callao

If you want to enjoy the beach and relax, you will find the perfect plan for you in this suburban area. This is one of the traditional beach resorts of the Limeños and along its shores you will find beautiful buildings from the fifties, restaurants where you can eat an authentic Peruvian ceviche and bars where you can have a beer while listening to the rhythm of popular music. The locals say that the night is magical and the sunsets are unforgettable.

A dish

Causa limeña

There are as many variations on this dish as there are regions in the country. Some are served with seafood, other with chicken, but what really matters is the potato. This pre-Columbian delicacy is one of the most iconic and meaningful dishes of the Peruvian capital. This delicious recipe is usually eaten as a cold appetizer, and its flavor, which is a mix of sweetness, salt and spice, will make you a fan.

A place

Night view of Lima

Avenida La Mar 

One problem that you’ll find in your visit to Lima is not knowing where and what to eat. It’s not every day that you’re in a city with so many prize-winning restaurants. Fortunately for you, on a walk down this avenue you’ll find an outstanding range, including restaurants as famous as La Mar and Pescados Capitales, but you’ll also find other fantastic places such as Maido and Central, which are considered among the best not only in the country, but in all of Latin America.

A cook

Gastón Acurio

Gastón’s name is the name of Peruvian cuisine. Acurio is the foremost exponent of Incan cuisine, and his work in the kitchen, rescuing dishes, products and traditions, has made Peru a culinary destination for the entire world. When you try his dishes, you will discover the mastery and the love of local flavors, but also all of the history that they conceal. You can sample Acurio’s offerings in restaurants such as Astrid y Gastón, La Mar, Panchita and Madam Tusam, among others.

A recipe

Ceviche

The national dish. This delicacy is pure happiness, and after your visit to Lima you’re going to miss it; but relax, here is the recipe:

    Ingredients

  • 2 fillets of white fish (sole, grouper or hake) 
  • 1 large lemon 
  • 1 yellow chili 
  • 1 red onion 
  • Diced fresh cilantro 
  • Salt

     Directions:

  1. Julienne the onion and soak in cold water to soften the flavor. 
  2. Clean the pepper, remove the veins and seeds, and cut into thin strips. 
  3. Cut the fish fillets into approximately 1 inch cubes. 
  4. In a bowl, mix the fish, onion, cilantro and a pinch of salt. 
  5. Add lemon juice, making sure not to let any seeds fall in, and stir carefully so as not to shred the fish. 
  6. Let stand for 8 minutes and serve. 
  7. Enjoy!

An event

Mistura

This is one of the most noteworthy food fairs in the world and, besides, one of the most fascinating. This enormous celebration brings together into one space nearly 350 producers from all over the country, more than 50 restaurants, more than 70 food trucks and nearly 20 local kitchens. But beyond this marvelous opportunity to sample the best flavors of Peru, you can enjoy competitions and conferences with the best chefs in the country, and other international guests.

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Airport

Jorge Chávez International Airport

Language

Spanish

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Average temperature

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