PERU TRAVEL PLANNER
Travel to Lima Peru
Travel to Lima Peru is
an excellent opportunity to know more about our history and culture. Lima is the
capital and largest city. It is located in the valleys of the Chillón, Rímac and
Lurín rivers, on a desert coast overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Together with the
seaport of Callao, it forms a contiguous urban area known as the Lima
The department of Lima is the most populous of Peru since the city of Lima is
there. The city of Lima is the transportation, cultural, economic, social,
political, and touristic hub of the nation. Because Peru is a highly centralized
nation, much its organization and commerce are centered on this city.
The climate of the city combines a near absence of rainfall, with the highest
level of atmospheric humidity and persistent cloud cover. Peru's central coast
shows a series of microclimates due to atypical and influential cold Humboldt
Current that result from Antarctica, the proximity of the mountain range and its
geographic location, giving Lima a subtropical climate, cool and humid desert
It can be said that climate is tropical warm without excessive heat or extreme
cold. The annual average temperature is 18.5 at 19 ° C, with a maximum annual
summer about 29 ° C. Summers, from December to April, with temperatures ranging
between 29-30 ° C during the day and 21-22 ° C at night. Winters are from June
to mid-September, with temperatures ranging between 19 and 12 ° C, 8.8 ° C being
the lowest temperature historically proven. The spring and autumn, September,
October and May, have mild temperatures ranging between 23 and 17 ° C.
The capital's architecture is characterized by a mixture of styles as is
reflected in changes in trends over several periods of the history of the city.
Examples of colonial architecture include such structures as the Basilica and
Convent of San Francisco, the Cathedral of Lima and the Torre Tagle Palace.
These buildings were generally influenced by the styles of Spanish
Neoclassicism, and Spanish Baroque Spanish colonial styles. In historic downtown
buildings can be seen over 1600 balconies dating from the colonial and
republican period. The types of balconies that present the city are open
balconies, ceilings, box, calendar, and more. After the independence of Peru,
there was a gradual shift towards the neoclassical and Art Nouveau styles. Many
of these buildings were influenced by French architecture.
In the historic center are the Park of the Reserve, Park of the Exposition,
Campo de Marte, and the University Park. The Park of the Reserve has the largest
complex of pools in the country, is known as "The Magic Circuit of Water." Other
major parks are found in various parts of the city, such as the Forest Olivar,
Redoubt Park n. # 2, Pantanos de Villa, the Leyendas Park, the Malecon in
Miraflores and Parque Kennedy, to name a few . The street layout of the city is
presented as a system of plazas of which serve a purpose similar to roundabouts.
In addition to this practical purpose, plazas serve as one of Lima's principal
green spaces and contain a variety of different types of architecture ranging
from monuments, statues and fountains.
Jorge Chavez International Airport is the main air terminal in the city. It is
located in the constitutional province of Callao. The strategic location in the
middle of the west coast of South America has become a major hub of the
subcontinent. It is the largest airport in Peru, because it concentrates the
vast majority of domestic and international flights in the country, serving
about 11.8 million passengers per year. In 2012 and for the fourth consecutive
year, was chosen as the "Best Airport in South America ', standing on the top of
the world rankings, according to a survey by Skytrax Research via the Internet
to more than 12 millions of passengers of one hundred and eight nationalities
and members of at least 388 air terminals worldwide.
Callao is the main seaport of the country, is one of the most important ports
for trade in the Pacific Ocean. While civil maritime transport in Peru does not
offer commercial services regularly, several cruisers anchored in Callao
Lima is the main gateway to the country, for that reason was developed an
important tourism industry, among which highlight its historic center,
archeological sites, nightlife, museums, art galleries, festivals and popular
traditions. In the center of Lima you will find the Cathedral and the Basilica
of San Francisco, also stands the Shrine and Monastery of the Nazarene,
pilgrimage to the Lord of Miracles, which festivities are in the month of
In Miraflores you can visit the Gold Museum of Peru Hall, the Kennedy Park; here
you will find many restaurants, bars, shops, cinemas, etc.
Exclusive beaches are visited during the summer months, which are located on the
Panamerican Highway south of the city in resorts like Punta Hermosa, San Bartolo
Here you will find different alternatives of tours in Lima:
About gastronomy in Lima, has been the product of the merger of
the culinary tradition of ancient Peru with Spanish cuisine. Later, this was
influenced by mixing uses and culinary customs of French chefs. Also took
influence from Cantonese Chinese, Japanese and Italian, among other mostly
The city also has a wide variety of local food restaurants, chifas, cebicherías
and pollerías. Peruvian cuisine, widely represented in Lima, has several
Guinness World Records for its diversity and quality. In 2006, during the annual
Madrid Fusion event the city was declared as the gastronomic capital of Latin
Among the most representative dishes are: Papa a la Huancaina, Arroz con pollo
(rice with chicken), Aji de gallina, Lomo saltado, Anticuchos, etc. Among the
dessets are the suspiro a la Limena, mazamorra morada, arroz con leche,
picarones, etc. And between the drinks are the famous Pisco which is use to
prepare the Pisco Sour and the chicha morada, this is not an alcoholic drink.
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