Altitude: Sea level
Best time to visit: All Year
Lima, the capital of modern Peru, –known in colonial times as “The City of Kings”–is more than just a gateway to Peru’s fascinating Andes Mountains and Amazon basin.
Sitting on top of a cliff overlooking a bay on the Pacific Ocean, the buildings and skyscrapers of modern Lima mix with the colonial palaces and churches of its glorious past making for a colorful and exuberant urban environment.
Like its inhabitants, Lima is an intriguing and exotic mixture of races, styles, cultures and traditions.
With world-class cuisine, a UNESCO World Heritage City Center, spectacular museums, pre-Inca pyramids scattered throughout the metropolis and a picturesque neighborhood steeped in history, Lima offers visitors a unique cultural experience.