Lima

What you need to know before you go

Lima, Peru’s capital, is a mix of colonial charm and modern entertainment. Its downtown historic centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you’ll be surrounded by colonial buildings with bright colours and carved wooden balconies. For a test of courage, visit the iconic Peruvian catacombs beneath Saint Francis Monastery, which houses the preserved remains of over 25,000 people. 

World-class surfing spots and paragliding excursions can be found in Lima’s vibrant districts. Miraflores has plenty high-end hotels, restaurants, shopping malls, and nightclubs, many of which overlook the Pacific Ocean. No trip to Lima is complete without savouring its regional specialities – flavoursome ceviche washed down with a pisco sour. 

What to see & do in Lima

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    There are plenty of things to do in Lima besides hitting up its gorgeous beaches – Peru’s capital is an equally modern city as it is traditional, offering a variety of boutique restaurants, breweries, and art galleries. Historical sites include 16th-century monasteries (with creepy catacombs), Spanish colonial structures, and cathedrals, all located within its UNESCO-listed city centre.Aside from sightseeing, you...

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