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.
- 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.