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Lima

Lima is the capital of the Republic of Peru and it is a great metropolis and has more than 8 million inhabitants. In Lima you will find fascinating contrasts nuances between the archaeological places, colonial architecture and the modern city.

Weather

Lima’s climate is dry and warm in the areas near the coast. There is high humidity and a lack of rain throughout the year. In areas more than 2,500 metres above sea level, the temperature drops and the climate is cold and wet.

How to get there

Connected by the Panamericana Highway with various cities along the coast of Peru, Ecuador and Chile. Towards the east, the Carretera Central (Central Highway) enables communication with different cities in the mountains and central jungle.

BY AIR

Regular flights to main cities around the world via the Jorge Chávez International Airport (located in Callao Province, 40 minutes from Lima).

Distances to Lima

Lima to: Cities Distance
Cusco 724 miles (1,165 Km)
Arequipa 633.8 miles (1,020 Km)
Paracas 152 miles (245 Km)
Huaraz 248.5 miles (400 Km)

Good To Know

Country
Peru
Visa Requirements
Visa in not needed for EU citizens. Everyone else need a visa.
Languages spoken
Spanish
Currency used
Peruvian Sol (PEN)
Area (km2)
281 926 km2

Festivals

January
18th of January, Anniversary of Lima
February
February (first Saturday), National Pisco Sour Day - Dia Nacional del Pisco Sour - February, Carnival
March
March, Fiesta of the Grape Harvest and Wine Making - Fiesta de la Vendimia
April
April, National Horse Tournament of the ``Peruvian Caballo de Paso``
June
29th of June, Saint Peter and Saint Paul
July
27th to 29th of July, Anniversary of Peru - Fiestas de Patrias
August
30th of August, Saint Rose of Lima - Santa Rosa de Lima
September
2nd week of September, Gastronimic Fair - ``Mistura``
October
October - November, Lord of Miracles - Señor de los Milagros - 8th of October, Battle of Angamos - Comabte de Angamos - 31st of October, Day of the Creole Song - Dia de la Cancion Criolla
November
3rd of November, Feast of San Martin de Porres - Festividad de San Martin de Porres

Attractions in the City

  • Lima Plaza Mayor (Main Square)
  • Lima Cathedral
  • Government Palace
  • San Francisco Church and Convent
  • Gastronomy House
  • Matías Maestro General Presbyterian Cemetery
  • Parque de la Muralla (Park of the Wall)
  • Aliaga House
  • Museum of the Inquisition and Congress
  • San Pedro Church
  • Torre Tagle Palace
  • Santo Domingo Church and Convent
  • Las Nazarenas Church
  • Lima Art Museum
  • Parque de la Exposición (Exhibition Park)
  • Los Descalzos (The Discalced) Church and Convent
  • Acho Bullring
  • Parque de la Reserva (Park of the Reserve), Circuito Mágico del Agua (Magical Water Tour)
  • Miraflores District
  • San Isidro District
  • Parque de las Leyendas Zoo (Park of Legends Zoo) (San Miguel)
  • Barranco District
  • Municipal Park (Barranco)
  • Santiago de Surco District
  • Parque de la Amistad (Friendship Park) (Santiago de Surco)
  • Chorrillos District

Attractions Beyond the City

  • Mamacona Estate (Lurín)
  • Pachacámac Town (Lurín)
  • Pachacámac Archaeological Complex (Lurín)
  • Lunahuaná (Cañete)
  • Caral (Barranca)
  • Cerro Azul (Blue Hill) (Cañete)