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Lima — The City of Kings – so-called because the city was founded on January 6th, or “The day of the Kings” in Christian tradition – is a cultural melting pot, mixing modern-day mega clothing stores, hotels, casinos, and a vibrant nightlife with authentic colonial architecture and worthwhile museums.

Why Go

For the lovely neighborhoods, excellent museums, and fantastic shops and restaurants in a city steeped in Peruvian culture.

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Where to Sleep (After You Eat) in Lima, Peru

June 27, 2016 by Karen Catchpole

Lima’s reputation as a food city is well established. There are three Lima restaurants on the 2016The World’s 50 Best Restaurantslist,and the city holdsits own ... Read More »


24 Hours in Miraflores, Lima

February 22, 2016 by Ann Babe

Sure, Miraflores can't measure up to Central Lima when it comes to baroque architecture or world-class museums. But there’s this: it’s infinitely cooler. This ... Read More »


From Lima to the Sacred Valley: 9 Must-Try Peruvian Dishes & Drinks

January 04, 2016 by Jaymie DeGaetano

Machu Picchu, the Andes, and other historic and natural wonders have traditionally landed Peru on many travelers' bucket lists. But recently, the country's ... Read More »


10 Reasons Lima Deserves to Be More Than a Stopover City

September 03, 2015 by Connie Lee

It's easy to overlook chaotic Lima -- Peru's maininternational airport -- as a mere stopover on the way to exotic destinations such as Machu Picchu and Lake ... Read More »


4 Historic Sites in Peru for Those Who Are "Ruin-ed" Out

June 03, 2015 by Connie Lee

For many travelers to Peru, visiting ancient ruins offers one of the best reasons for venturing into the wild. After all, the fact that these sites are usually ... Read More »

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