Distinctive heritage, fine dining and South American cafe culture
With its welcoming atmosphere, well-preserved heritage and stand-out museums, Lima deserves a stop on your tour of Peru. Situated on Peru’s central western coast, the capital was founded by Spanish conquistadors during the 16th century. It is now one of the most populated cities on the continent. Yet, it still manages to somehow feel incredibly relaxed.
And there’s the city’s world-famous cafe culture. Any Lima holiday should begin with a fiery cup of the local coffee, freshly brewed in one of the many cafes that dot the streets. Where you take it from there is, of course, up to you.
Our tailor-made tours of Lima will allow you to explore the Plaza de Armas. This wide square is in the historic heart of the city. It is notable for the 17th century bronze fountain at its centre. As you look around, you will encounter some magnificent architecture, such as the Governor’s Palace, the cathedral and the town hall with its superb library.
You may want to also spend some time in Lima’s business district, for this is where you’ll find a good selection of restaurants, cafes and theatres. Stroll down one of Lima’s cobbled roads that lead towards the Costa Verde and here you are at Lima’s four pebbled beaches, which are as popular with surfers as they are with city workers on their lunch break.