Lima, city of kings
Come to Peru and discover a country dating back thousands of years, as fascinating as it is unknown, like Lima, its capital ! The Pearl of the Pacific, as it is known, is no sleeping beauty : it offers a cultural diversity to match this huge country and is full of historical sites to visit ! A trip to Lima will delight all your senses…
Book your flight to Lima, and you're off ! Embark on a trip to a truly different country, birthplace of several Andean civilizations and known worldwide for its unique gastronomy. The Peruvian capital is home to numerous relics of its colonial past: around the Plaza de Armas, the grid layout is characteristic of the city planning of the Spanish conquistadors. Nearby, you will find a magnificent cathedral, the Government Palace, as well as many squares and churches, with picturesque charm. The main monument of the city, the Basilica of San Francisco reflects the rich past of Lima, at the time when it was capital of the vice-royalty of Peru. History and art lovers will be thrilled with the Museum of Magdalena or the Gold Museum.
Lima also offers lots of activities. A trip to Lima allows you for example, to practice surfing on the beaches of the Miraflores, Barranco and San Isidro neighbourhoods, facing an ocean that can only be the Pacific… Cycling adventures are another option to do some sport while exploring the sprawling city. And reach the summit of San Cristobal hill to enjoy a unique panoramic view over Lima.
End the day beautifully with the extraordinary Peruvian cuisine, which placed nine eateries in the Top 50 South American restaurants (2015 ranking). A delicious ceviche watered down with a pisco, and you really are king of the « city of kings » !