On the coastline of Peru, fringed by the blue waters of the Pacific lies one of South America’s best kept treasures. The vibrant city of Lima reveals itself to the world through the colors of its colonial facades, the flavors of its exquisite gastronomy, but most of all, through the hospitality and warmth of its people, always open to sharing a slice of their ancient traditions with a smile on their faces.
Peru's capital encompasses thousands of years of history. Founded in 1535 by Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro, the "City of Kings" as it is known, was once the political, administrative, and religious heart of South America, although its origins date far further back than the colonial presence in the country, evidenced by the large number of archaeological sites in the area. Today, Lima is a sprawling metropolis with a hectic lifestyle that keeps a good balance when it comes to embracing the new without letting go of the old. There are plenty of reasons for you to make Lima your next destination, even if it's just a quick stop on your way to Machu Picchu.Read More