World Heritage Site
Lima is the capital of Peru with around 10 million inhabitants, located in the central coastal part of the country, overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
The establishment of the viceroyalty transformed the city into the main political and administrative center of South America. During this period, significant churches, monasteries, mansions and balconies were built. The arrival of modernity didn’t transform the historic center, which is recognized as a World Heritage Site.
Some of its main attractions are: Larco Museum, the Gold Museum, the Santo Domingo church and its Catacombs.the presidential palace, the cathedral, the water fountains, also well known the capital of gastronomy with its best restaurants.
In the north is the city of Caral, the oldest civilization of America, which is 3 hours drive north Lima, and is considered the oldest city of the Americas (2,800 years BC).
To the south 40 minutes’ drive from Miraflores distric, is the Archaeological Complex of Pachacamac, that was and large pre-Inca complex which was considered an Oracle for those ancient cultures.
The Magic Water Circuit made it into the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s largest water fountain complex in a public park. That in itself is quite impressive with its great lights effects and background music.
Larcomar Mall is another modern tourist attraction that is built in front of the pacific ocean. Good place for entertainment.
Extension: Metropolitan Lima: 2,817 km2.
For those interested in colonial monuments, archaeology enthusiasts, handicraft collectors, bird watchers, museum aficionados, beach lovers and those who like to eat splendid food, there we have the best restaurants in the country.