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LIMA - the best insider tips for vacation, holiday & travel

The historic and vibrant city of Lima is the largest city and the capital of Peru that was founded way back in 1535. The vibrant city magnetizes a great number of tourists each year because of the vivacious culture and art scene, abundance of monuments and ancient relics, beautiful architecture, pulsating nightlife, and unbelievably delicious gastronomy. The city centre itself is a UNESCO World Heritage Centre because of the numerous historical structures. But make no mistake of thinking that the city is not modern. Must see attractions include the Museo Amano, Pedro de Osma Museum, the monuments at Miraflores and San Ysidro, Plaza de Armas, the Pizarro House (Government Palace), the Cathedral, the convent of San Francisco and its magnificent library, and so many more breathtaking churches and historical architectural treasures. Tourists can also go on Amazon River and visit ancient Incan ruins in Cuzco and Machu Picchu.

Lima is considered to be the gastronomical capital of the Americas and their national dish is the ceviche (bes sure to try at least 5 different kinds). Although the strongest flavor influence is Hispanic (since they were occupied for nearly 300 years) there is also a considerable amount of Chinese and Japanese fusion with Incan and Spanish local fare. Refreshing and deliscious cocktails like Inca Kola and pisco sour are some of the must try concoctions especially if you’re dancing the night away at the many bars, discos and other nightlife hotspots in the Barranco and Miraflores district of Lima.

The climate in Lima is opposite from European weather as they experience summertime during the months of December to April when daytime temperature is at an average of 77- 95°F but it is ok to visit anytime of the year.

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