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 ABOUT LIMA

WORLD HERITAGE SITE

In the north is the city of Caral, the oldest civilization of America, and to the south is the Archaeological Complex of Pachacamac. Limas history predates the colonial presence in the country. The establishment of the viceroyalty transformed the city into the main political and administrative center of South America. During this period, significant churches, monasteries, mansions and balconies were built. The arrival of modernity didn’t transform the historic center, which is recognized as a World Heritage Site.

Museums with great works of art, archaeological sites, beaches, the boardwalk, valleys, natural reserves, the nightlife, the thrill of adventure sports, and the exquisite cuisine gives Peru’s capital an authentic personality and makes tourism in Lima a unique experience in the country.

Location: On the west central coast of Peru, on the shores of the Pacific Ocean.

Extension: Metropolitan Lima: 2,817 km2.

ATTRACTIONS IN THE CITY

 

Lima Plaza Mayor (Main Square)

Visiting Hours: All day and night.
Location: Historic Centre of Lima
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Centre of the old colonial city. Around its edge are the Lima Cathedral, Government Palace and Provincial Municipal Authority of Lima. A highlight of the central part is a bronze fountain from the 17th century.

Lima Cathedral

Visiting Hours: Mon Fri 9.00 am 5.00 pm / Sat 10.00 am 1.00 pm.
Location: Limas Plaza Mayor.
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It occupies the site where the first major church in Lima once stood. It has an austere interior, although it is home to genuine historical treasures including the Baltasar Noguera choir stalls, several side altars and the remains of Francisco Pizarro. Tourists can also visit the Museum of Religious Art, which holds a significant collection of paintings, sculptures, chalices and chasubles.

Government Palace

Visiting Hours: Prior arrangement.
Location: Limas Plaza Mayor.
Residence of Francisco Pizarro (1535), who built it on the ground previously occupied by Taulichusco, chief of the Rímac valley. Since

San Francisco Church and Convent

Visiting Hours: Mon Sun 7.00 am 11.00 am
Location: Jr. Ancash block 3.
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A 17th-century archaeological complex. It includes the church, convent and plaza. The main façade of the temple was built using stone and features Corinthian columns. The façade boasts an open cornice with arches in which the Immaculate Conception is depicted. The cloisters area, decorated with tiles, houses the Museum of Vice-Royalty Art. The catacombs (subterranean galleries), which served as a cemetery during the colonial era, can also be visited.

Gastronomy House

Visiting Hours: Tuesday Sunday 9.00 am 5.00 pm. Free Admission.
Location: Jirón Conde de Superunda No 170.
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The museum offers a tour through over 500 years of history and ancient wisdom, up to the fusion of flavours and the influence of other cultures on Peruvian cuisine. Located in the house of Limas old Post Office, next to the Government Palace, there are four rooms: the Permanent Hall, the Temporary Hall, the Multimedia Hall and the Pisco Hall, dedicated to our national drink. The tour also demonstrates the evolution of Peruvian cuisine, which also shows the products used in the present day.