Lima was founded in 1535 by the Conquistador Francisco Pizarro. Since the beginning, Lima has been an oasis of culture and elegance. Today it is the capital of the country and the gateway to the rest of Peru.
Lima was declared a World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO for its splendid colonial architecture, which should not be missed. Its principal attractions are the Plaza de Armas, the Government Palace, the Cathedral, the Santo Domingo and San Francisco convents, and the Miraflores and San Isidro garden suburbs.
Lima also boasts some of the best museums in the Western hemisphere; the famed Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology contains a priceless collection of pre-Columbian artefacts, one of South America’s finest. The Mujica Gallo Gold Museum and the Rafael Larco Herrera Archaeological Museum house a vast collection of pre-Inca erotic pottery.
In recent years, Lima has also become highly regarded within gastronomical circles, with no less than three of the top fifty best restaurants in the world located here. A great place to start or finish your holiday in Peru.
Lima: The new culinary capital of the world?
In recent years, Peru, especially Lima, has become highly regarded within gastronomical circles, with no less than three of the top fifty best restaurants in the world located there. And now we begin to wonder if it is the world’s new culinary capital?