Lima, with more than 8 million inhabitants, is a great metropolis. In Lima you will find fascinating contrasts and nuances among the archaeological places, colonial architecture, and the modern city.

Weather & How to get there

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

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.


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

Cusco 724 miles (1,165 Km)
Arequipa 633.8 miles (1,020 Km)
Paracas 152 miles (245 Km)
Huaraz 248.5 miles (400 Km)
Lima Peru

Good To Know

  • Country: Peru
  • Visa Requirements: Visa in not needed for North American, EU and Mercosur citizens. All other nationalities are required a visa.
  • Languages spoken: Spanish
  • Currency used: Peruvian Sol (PEN)
  • Area (km2): 281 926 km2


  • January: 18th of January, Anniversary of Lima
  • February: February (first Saturday), National Pisco Sour Day – Dia Nacional del Pisco Sour – February, Carnival
  • March: March, Feast 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, Gastronomy Fair – “Mistura”
  • October: October – November, Lord of Miracles – Señor de los Milagros – 8th of October, Battle of Angamos – Combate 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 Barefoot) 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)

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