Explore Lima, the capital of Peru, located in the central coastal part of the country overlooking the pristine Pacific Ocean. When the Spaniards, conquistadors, laid eyes on Lima, they called it the City of Kings. Lima became the viceroyalty of Peru and developed into the center of wealth and power for the viceroyalty. Today, Lima is a cosmopolitan city with a population of 9 million.
The historical center of Lima became a World Heritage UNESCO in 1988. There are many pre-Inca ruins around and outside of the city of Lima for your visit. Visit the many fine restaurants in Lima and feast on a delicious ceviche or other delectable dishes from the coast. Lima is renowned for its gourmet food and the best place to feed your palette. Tour the downtown historical center of Lima and visit the Plaza Mayor and its surroundings of the Cathedral, Government Palace, San Francisco church and catacombs and more. Visit Barranco, the Bohemian district, Larcomar in Miraflores, Larco Museum with the best historical pieces in Peru, art museums and more. There is so much to do in Lima especially enjoying the great food and people.