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Lima

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City of the Kings

Founded in 1535 by Spanish explorer Francisco Pizarro, Lima represents an interesting blend of modern attractions and preserved colonial architecture, much of it clustered in the World Heritage-listed city center. Major places to visit in Lima include renowned theaters, outstanding art and history museums, and colonial-era churches from the 16th and 17th centuries. When on vacation in Lima, you'll have plenty of opportunites to discover Peru's distinct and tasty cuisine, which artfully combines ingredients from the coastal areas, mountain ranges, and Amazon regions. A convenient base for touring the rest of the country, Lima offers easy access to popular beachfront areas and history-soaked archeological sites. Add Lima and other destinations in Peru to your travel plans using our Peru journey builder.
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Where to stay in Lima

One of Peru's most expensive destinations, Lima offers accommodations that range from modern hotel high-rises to family-run guesthouses. Most visitors stay in Barranco, Miraflores, or San Isidro, three of the city's safest and prettiest neighborhoods, which offer a good selection of budget lodgings. For something truly authentic, look for hotels located in restored mansions, many of which offer pleasant rooms overlooking manicured enclosed gardens, ideal for enjoying romantic meals or hosting small private parties.
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