Peru’s cosmopolitan capital is not only host to ultra-modern facilities, towering sky-scrapers, and numerous shopping malls. It also treasures it’s thousands of years old history and tradition. Lima was the capital of Peru and the city of Spanish dominions in South America. Somewhere beneath the concrete jungles of this mega capital Peruvian roots are still intact.
Lima Locals are obsessed about their foods. Cooking up Dreams (De Ollas y Sueños), a 2009 documentary film showcase the Peruvian food’s popularity on global stage. Boulevard of Gastronomy in the Surquillo district showcases the ingredient used for Peruvian cooking.
The neighborhoods like Miraﬂores and Barranco are always in jolly mood .The “garden city” as it popularly famous, is home to world’s largest fountain parks.
Though array of to do list should be long while in capital of Peru. These three things should be on top of your list in case you have limited time.
Centro histórico de Lima (Historic Center of Lima)
A visit to the city should have “Claudad de los Reyes” (City of Kings) as historic center of Lima is known, on the itinerary. Located at the center of the capital city this is the most important tourist destination in Lima. UNESCO has declared it as world heritage site. If history raises your curiosity and interest, well you will be hooked. But this doesn’t mean if you are not in that category you shouldn’t visit. Even if you are not a history enthusiast, this is a must go place for it can please your senses in many ways. Stupendous architecture, museums, flowers, restaurants and you can shop for souvenirs at the folk art store to carry home some historical extravaganza.
Please your taste buds with Peruvian delicacy’s
When in Peru eat as Peruvian. Studying culinary trends should certainly should be on your list when you are visiting any place. Lima will certainly delight you with its unique offerings. Ceviche is the national dish for the gastronomical capital of Americas. Pollo a la Brasa and Chifa are other widely popular dishes.
Magic water Circuit
A must see at Lima this will please your kids and parents alike. It has been officially recognized as largest fountain complex in a public place by Guinness Book of World Records. The Magic Water Circuit (Circuito Mágico del Agua) by many accounts is better than Bellagio fountains in Las Vegas. Enjoy the evening with dancing light and water in company of family or friends for the surreal experience.
A desert city Lima might not be providing usual aesthetical experience some travelers might be used to of. But lack of aesthetics is made up by variety of itinerary experiences it has on offer. There are ancient religious buildings on hand and on other there are luxuries bars and hotels. There are book stores, churches and then there are modern malls and golf course.
Packed with unique blend of glorious history and state of art amenities, the “city of garden” has enough aesthetics wrapped up to be a must visit place.