There are many reasons to fall in love with Lima.
Nonstop nightlife, the finest museums, spectacular architecture and its oceanfront setting… You are going to be charmed by the olive trees of San Isidro or the spacious lanes in Plaza de Armas and surroundings, so much so you will forget about the city's minor problems like chaotic traffic and urban buzz.
To experience Lima you need a comfortable stay within the city. Booked.net can help you with this if you browse onsite offers from cheap hotels in Lima to luxury hotels all available with maps, photos and secure forms.
It will take more than a few hours of stay within the city to recognize its charms, as the first-hand impressions it creates are far from exciting. This is because Lima is a typical big city in South America with traffic jams and air pollution and with even light smog in the mornings.
But this is nothing compared to what Lima may offer to a traveler who decides to get involved with the city. You’ll find charming blend of bookstores, spacious shopping malls, and baroque churches and on. Attractions include;
- Museo de Arte has temporary exhibits of Peruvian art
- La Iglesia de San Francisco, a colonial church with beautiful architecture in the downtown Lima
- Cerro San Cristóbal offers a view of the whole city
- Larcomar, a mall for eating out, shopping, and barhopping
You can discover more about Lima if you go back to January 18, 1535 when the city was founded by the Spanish Conqueror Francisco Pizarro. It saw changes in later years and the Lisbon of today mixes its colonial backdrop with modern tendencies. For this blend it was dubbed the "City of Kings'' that today thrives on its splendor of past and present.
This led to tourism taking a share in the city's income, alongside fishing and commerce, some light industries and high technologies shaping business in Lima. Business there thrives with the city being open to the sea as the main port in South America.
Lima is located on a Peruvian coastal plain sloping from the Pacific shore to hills 500m above sea level. It occupies 310sqmiles inhabited by nine million people and therefore is ranked as the 27th most populous agglomeration in the world.
You can see it on your own when take a stroll of the city or just visit a cafe to feel how packed it is. But this is not only people, but food as the best place for Peruvian cuisine is Lima. Its restaurants are packed with seafood and special ingredients add unforgettable flavor to regional cuisine.
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