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Lima Ss By Christian Vinces
Lima Ss By Christian Vinces
A must-see cultural capital

Lima

Lima is Peru’s capital and largest city, with a vibrant port overlooking the Pacific Ocean. You’ll find a melting pot of architecture here, from modern design to Spanish colonial and beyond. Lima is Peru’s capital and largest city, with a vibrant port overlooking the Pacific Ocean. You’ll find a melting pot of architecture here, from modern design to Spanish colonial and beyond.
Why Lima?
Indigenous groups lived in this area long before Lima was founded by Spanish Conquistadors in the 16th century. The seismically active region means that Lima has seen a number of reincarnations, but a few historic buildings from each of the city’s significant eras have managed to survive through the years. Among these noteworthy structures are the Convento de San Francisco, the Basilica Cathedral and Torre Tagle Palace – each reflecting the diverse cultural reference points of the communities who designed and built them.

A visit to the Museum of the Nation is a must for learning about Peruvian history, including an impressive display of early indigenous ceramics from the Moche, Nazca and Wari civilisations. Stroll through the Park of the Reserve to see additional sculptures by Peruvian artists to round out your experience. We admire Lima’s vibrancy and enduring cultures – a visit to the city lends valuable context for better appreciating your time in Peru.
  • Peru’s capital city is also its largest.
  • Overlooks the Pacific Ocean.
  • Diverse architectural styles.
  • Excellent museums and galleries.
  • Exciting dining and accommodation options.
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