Lima, Lima Region, Peru

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Type of place: Seaside
Natural surroundings: Hills, Mountains, River, Rocks, Sea
Things to do: Amusement place, Aquarium, Art, Camping, Casino, Cinema, Club, Cruise, Festival, Fishing, Museum, Palace, Pub/Bar, Restaurant, Spa & Welness, Theatre, Zoo
Sports to do: Basketball, Cycling, Dancing, Football, Golf, Gym/Fitness, Hiking/Walking, Mountain Climbing, Parachuting, Sailing/Boating, Skate park, Sky diving, Swimming, Tennis, Water skiing, Windsurfing



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Introducing this place:

It was year 1535 when Lima was Founded by the Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro, as "La Ciudad de los Reyes" and if u think you havent heard of it, well this means "The City of Kings" which you probably have. Lima is not just a capital city of Peru but also the largest city in Peru with a municipal population of 7,605,743 people, and 8,472,935 for the metropolitan area, thus making it 27th most populous city in the world (in 2007). Because of a great subtropical climate you dont need to worry about not sleeping at night since it is never too warm or too cold. Lima gets very little rain throughout the year, that is why people in Lima do not use raincoats or umbrellas.

Introducing this place

Live the Peruvian Dream in Lima :

As the capital of Peru, it's obvious that Lima has plenty to offer. Whether you're a culture vulture that adores taking in ancient Peruvian artefacts in dusty museums or a night owl looking to hit the city's hottest night spots, you're guaranteed an excellent vacation in Lima.

Lima has a powerful tourist industry that grew based around the city's plethora of attractions, such as its museums, art galleries, historical and archaeological sites. There is also a wealth of annual festivals that take place in Lima, where tourists of all types congregate with locals to celebrate a variety of fun and carnivalesque events.

One particularly popular tourist attraction is Lima's majestic assortment of churches. From the Cathedral of Lima to the Monastery of San Francisco, you can find a crowded collection of churches in and around the city centre, many dating back to the 16th and 17th centuries. Some of these buildings are home to astounding paintings and wall murals, as well as gorgeous antique furniture and stained glass artworks. Many tourists like to take a day trip around Lima's churches to get a feel for the city's development through the ages of the religious life.

Of course, a great way to find out about the history of Lima is to visit any one of its fascinating museums. The Museo Nacional de Arqueología Antropología e Historia del Perú is probably one of the most famous Lima museums, as well as the Museum of Natural History, both of which are well worth a visit of at least several hours each. There are also plenty of art galleries that allow you to get a flavour of local art from Lima and around Peru as it has progressed through history.

Museums and galleries aren't for everyone, however - and there's still plenty to do in Lima other than visit these fascinating attractions. For example, if you're into tasting the local cuisine of a new culture, Peru offers up plenty of opportunities for gastronomic experimentation as Peruvian cuisine is generally considered to be some of the best in the world. There is no style more diverse than Peruvian dishes as they are comprised from fusions between traditional Andean cuisine as well as European and Asian styles - resulting in a completely new style of cooking.

There are also plenty of opportunities to try out in Lima's bars. Here, you'll be able to sample local beers and wines to get a true flavour of Peru's drinking culture.

In any case, as soon as you step off your flight to Lima (http://www.lan.com/destinations/south_america/peru/lima-en-us.html) you're guaranteed to be greeted by a wealth of things to see to do in this majestic city - so hopefully you plan before you go so you won't miss out!

Victoria Cochrane writes for a digital marketing agency. This article has been commissioned by a client of said agency. This article is not designed to promote, but should be considered professional content.

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