Lima, the capital city of Peru, overlooks the Pacific Ocean and has a population of nearly nine million people. Featuring a golf course within its financial district, Lima is a capital city like no other on earth, which attracts both business and leisure travelers.
History lovers are advised to visit the Aliaga House, the oldest Colonial building on the island, whilst in Lima, and the display of Peruvian art is second to none. Culture vultures will be at home in the Peruvian House of Literature, and they will also enjoy exploring the Cathedral of Lima, which dates back to the 1500 s.
If you are looking for excellent local food you should head off to El Bolivariano in Calle Rosa Toleda, or perhaps a table at the superb La Muralla restaurant would tickle your taste buds
When you fly to Jorge Chavez International Airport (LIM) you will arrive roughly six miles from the capital, Lima. This airport has excellent facilities that include a shopping centre and a transit hotel. The airport is also served by a shuttle service that will take you to Lima every hour, as well as connections to Miraflores.
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Kids will love a trip to the local zoo; Parque de las leyendas, where you can also see pre-hispanic architecture.