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Lima, the capital of Peru, lies on the country's arid Pacific coast. Though its colonial center is preserved, it's a bustling metropolis and one of South America’s largest cities. It's home to the Museo Larco collection of pre-Columbian art and the Museo de la Nación, tracing the history of Peru’s ancient civilizations.

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Lima, Peru!

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Basilica and Convent of San Francisco - Lima Peru
larco museum
plaza mayor lima
Pucllana-Temple2-790x395
Basilica and Convent of San Francisco - Lima Peru
larco museum
Lima, the capital of Peru, lies on the country’s arid Pacific coast. Though its colonial center is preserved, it’s a bustling metropolis and one of South America’s largest cities. It’s home to the Museo Larco collection of pre-Columbian art and the Museo de la Nación, tracing the history of Peru’s ancient civilizations. The Plaza de Armas and the 16th-century cathedral are the heart of old Lima Centro.

Other Lima Centro landmarks include the baroque Convent of San Francisco and Torre Tagle Palace. Downtown, the Parque de la Reserva’s Magic Water Circuit features 13 interactive fountains choreographed to music and light. Lima’s barrios include Miraflores, where many of the bars and restaurants are, as well as the Malecón clifftop promenade overlooking the

Pacific. San Isidro is a barrio with upscale shopping. The hip, seaside Barranco neighborhood is known for nightlife. Lima is also renowned for its vibrant food scene, encompassing specialties from ceviche to refined global fare.

 
When to visit
Peak travel is Dec–May, when temperatures are warm and the weather is dry. Low, dense cloud cover known as the garúa descends frequently May–Nov.
 
  • There are fireworks and parades to celebrate the anniversary of Lima’s founding (Jan 18).
  • The Lord of Miracles festival (Oct) involves religious veneration of an image of the Black Christ, as well as bullfighting.
  • Creole Song Day (Oct 31) centers on performances of traditional Peruvian music.
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