Lima, the capital of Peru, has about eight million inhabitants and is growing as a large modern and cosmopolitan metropolis, an important evolution that is complemented by the history and tradition of the city. In addition, Lima is the only capital of Latin America that has an outlet to the sea. It is located on the central coast of the Pacific Ocean.
Francisco Pizarro founded the city of Lima known as “City of Kings” on January 18, 1535. It was the most important city during the colonial era; however, it has history since the earliest times. It is probable that Lima has developed the first civilizations in America like Caral. Proof of them are the different huacas of pre-Hispanic cultures and prehispanic archaeological vestiges such as the Sanctuary of Pachacámac.
In addition to history and culture, it is also known for its gastronomy. In Lima, you can taste various typical dishes around Peru like ceviche, causa rellana, lomo saltado, among other dishes. Here you will find several first class restaurants as well as the well-known “huariques” that surprise with their seasoning.
Lima has an arid and semi-warm climate.
Access routes to Lima:
The most popular way to travel in Peru is by land.
The Panamericana highway interconnects all the cities of the Peruvian coast, to the North the highway continues by Ecuador and Colombia, to the south the Panamericana continues by Chile.
The Central Highway communicates with the cities of the sierra (Ticlio, La Oroya, Jauja, Huancayo) and central jungle (Huánuco, Tingo María). International bus lines link the capital with the main South American cities. From Lima, there are services of interprovincial transports through the Roads.
Distances from Lima by land:
Lima is connected by air with all the cities of Peru and with the main cities of the world. The Jorge Chávez International Airport - selected the best airport in South America for 8 consecutive times, is located in the Callao Region, 30 minutes from the center of the city of Lima, flights from all over the world and major commercial airlines. From the Jorge Chávez, the flights depart to the different tourist destinations and cities of Peru.
Jorge Chávez International Airport. Av. Faucett s / n, Callao. Tel: (511) 595-0666 (reports domestic and international flights).
Website: www.lap.com.pe Attention: 24 hours.
Lima is known as the Gastronomic Capital of Latin America. Tourists from different parts of the world come here to try our famous dish: ceviche. The cuisine of Lima has inherited the pre-Hispanic and colonial culinary secrets and has managed to merge them with the most delicious gastronomies of the East and Europe.
Lima is also has numerous desserts such as Suspiro de Limeña, mazamorra morada, arroz con leche, picarones and the classic Doña Pepa that is consumed in October during the festival of the Señor de Los Milagros.
You can find very good food for every pocket in every corner of the city of Lima. In the famous huariques (small restaurants that are recognized for offering some dish of original or exquisite flavor) can be eaten very delicious and at affordable prices; We also have restaurants offering cheap menus. Lima also offers first class restaurants, renowned world-class chefs where the best of Peruvian gastronomy is offered in the best way.
Novoandina cuisine was born in the late eighties as a way of rescuing the inputs of Andean origin: quinoa, kiwicha, tarwi, oca, olluco and alpaca meat to incorporate them into a modern kitchen. Contemporary technical techniques of European cuisine.
Main typical dishes that you have to try if you visit Lima:
Typical desserts are:
Tips for the visitor:
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