Lima, the City of Kings, simply has so much for the curious traveller to explore - from fine dining to ancient architecture.
Lima is not only Peru’s largest city and capital, but one of South America’s most dynamic cities. Founded by conquistador Francisco Pizarro, the city is home to just under 10 million people and a number of landmarks including the Plaza de Armas, Lima Cathedral, and UNESCO-listed historic centre, known as the City of Kings.
The Peruvian capital is also home to a range of exquisite dining opportunities, serving up some of the finest culinary offerings in all of Latin America. Be sure to try Leche de Tigre (a ceviche dish made from high-quality raw fish marinated in citrus), Tacu Tacu (a hearty rice and beans dumpling), and if you have a sweet tooth, have a taste of Suspiro a la Limeña (the city’s most popular dessert, featuring a delicious mixture of condensed milk and egg yolks).
Lima is an ideal place to explore the best of what Peru has to offer, a country home to ancient ruins, naturally stunning landscapes, and a unique colonial history. Incredible Machu Picchu, one of the modern Seven Wonders of the World, and the steep gorges of the Sacred Valley are just over a two-hour flight from Lima.
Things to do in Lima
It's time to find yourself in the City of Kings.
Tuck into Leche de Tigre, a ceviche dish
Marvel at Huaca Pucllana, the former centre of pre-Incan indigenous coastal civilization
See Lima Cathedral at sunrise