Lima’s history dates back to pre-Columbian times. North of the Lima lies Caral, the most ancient city in America; and, in the South, the Archaeological Complex of Pachacamac, an important religious center of ancient Peru.
The establishment of the Viceroyalty of Peru transformed the city into the main political and administrative center of South America. The most iconic temples, convents, mansions and balconies of the city were built during this period. Due to its historical and architectural significance, the Historic Center of Lima was declared UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988.
Museums with major art pieces, the archaeological sites, the beaches, the waterfront promenade, the valleys, the flora and fauna reserves, the nightlife, the adrenaline of adventure sports and the exquisite gastronomy give the capital of Peru an authentic personality and turn tourism in Lima into a unique experience.
Location: central west coast of Peru, on the coast of the Pacific Ocean.
Extension: Metropolitan Lima 2.817 km2.
Weather: arid – moderately warm (high 27ºC – low 14ºC
Access: It is connected to different cities of the coasts of Peru, Ecuador and Chile through the Pan-American Highway. To the East, the Central Highway allows communication with different cities in the highlands and Central Jungle.
Attractions in the city: Main Square, Cathedral of Lima, Government Palace, Church and Monastery of San Francisco, Gastronomy House.
Attractions outside the city: Hacienda Mamacona, Pachacamac, Lunahuaná, Caral. National Lachay Reserve. Pachacamac. Caral.