Tours in Lima
“Welcome to our section of Tours in Lima.
Here you will find relevant information about the most popular destinations.
TOURIST ATTRACTIONS IN LIMA
Lima is a big metropolis located on the central coast of Peru, facing the Pacific Ocean.
Long before the Incas, Lima was occupied by numerous tribes, some 200 years BC.
Prove of that are the various Huacas, or ancient temples found in almost every district of Lima.
Among the most important shrines, stand out the Temple of Pachacamac,
According to the archaeologist, Pachacamac was the most important religious center in ancient Peru.
Pachacamac was a holy place where hundreds of pilgrims arrived to pay tribute to the god Pachacamac.
By the XVI century, Lima was founded by the Spanish conqueror Francisco Pizarro.
Being the first conquered ground in South America, the Spanish baptized it as The City of the Kings.
Shortly after the conquest, Lima would become the capital of the powerful viceroyalty of Peru.
Nowadays, Lima is a large city full of history, tradition and modernity.
Its historic center is considered a World Heritage Site, due to its great architectural legacy.
It was here, where the conquerors established their center of political and religious power.
Here stands the Government Palace, which rests on the foundations of an ancient temple.
At the historic center also lies the imposing Cathedral of Lima, built in the early 17th century.
This catholic shrine has several chapels, including the grave of Lima’s conqueror, Francisco Pizarro.
On the other hand, Lima offers many museums, some of them cataloged as the best in South America.
Additionally, it has an exquisite gastronomy with renowned restaurants, several of them among the best in the world.
For this and for many other reasons, Lima is a destination that you cannot miss.”