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Lima is the capital of Peru, located on the central coast. It is the only South American capital with access to the sea. Its colonial architecture is kept in great condition, respecting its history and achieving a perfect harmony between the tradition and its contemporary buildings. The Historic Center of Lima was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1991. In addition, due to the excellent quality and passion of Peruvian chefs such as Gastón Acurio, Virgilio Martínez, among others, Lima has been named as the Gastronomic Capital of Latin America.

Take a look at Lima

Visit the historic center

Visit the Main Square, there are the Government Palace, the Cathedral, the Archbishop's Palace and the Municipal Palace.

Magic Water Circuit

Located in the Parque de la Reserva, night show of water fountains, music and lights.


It conserves as its main monument the Real Felipe, a pentagonal fortress designed by the architect Luis Gaudin.

Swim with sea lions in Palomino Islands

Take a yacht tour to the Palomino Islands, where penguins, pikemen and seagulls offer a natural show on the way. It is allowed to swim with the sea lions.


31 km south of Lima. Great ceremonial complex that dominates the valley of Lurín, whose origins go back to the 4th century. The Incas built a temple to the Sun (Inti) next to the original structure dedicated to Pachacamac, the maker of all things.


Important rafting center. Depending on the season and point of embarkation, the river presents varying degrees of difficulty with accessible areas for beginners.


City founded in the 16th century, center of an important agricultural area. 10 minutes from the city is the Huando hacienda house and the Regional Museum, which has ceramics from the Chancay culture.

Lomo saltado

Pieces of beef sautéed with a dressing of onions and tomatoes. It is served with French fries and white rice.

Causa Limeña

Cold cake of mashed potatoes arranged in alternating layers with different fillings (fish, seafood, chicken, avocado or tomato).


Traditionally skewered beef heart, but also prepared with other meats.

Rice pudding

Pudding that mixes rice and milk, invented in the convent of Santa Clara.

Data you should know if you travel

  • Weather

    The summer months are from December to March with temperatures between 27 ° C-37 ° C during the day and 20°C-24°C during the night. During the winter months (from June to September) you will find temperatures between 22°C-28°C during the day and 14°C-19°C at night.

  • Best season

    The Peruvian winter (June-September) is the driest season and therefore the best time of the year to travel to Peru, especially if you are planning to travel to the Cuzco area and walk the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.

  • How to get?

    The Jorge Chávez International Airport in Lima is the main point of arrival for international tourists and it is also the main airport for connecting local flights in Peru.