Lima Travel Guide

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Travel to Lima, Peru, where visitors enjoy the city with thousands of years of history and culture. Peru’s coastal capital features upscale shopping, historical sights, and an exciting food scene. Whether you’re a nature enthusiast, a beach bum or an art history buff, there is something for everyone in Lima.

Things Not to Miss in Lima

• Take a stroll among the bones at the Iglesia de San Francisco. The Baroque church has an extensive system of catacombs that was discovered in 1943. Visitors can roam the underground passageways where they will find thousands of bones many of which are interestingly arranged.
 • Visit Huaca Pucllana. The pre-Columbian ruins are located in the middle of the city creating an interesting juxtaposition of traditional and modern.
 • See art in a former mansion. The Museo Pedro de Osma was built in around 1900 and now houses a wide variety of religious art. After taking it all in, be sure to head to the mansion’s grounds.

When to Go to Lima

The weather in Lima Peru does not fluctuate too much throughout the year. The coolest average temperature is 62 with the warmest at about 83. Since Lima is in the southern hemisphere, its seasons are the opposite of the United States. This means that December- April are the warmest months with the least amount of rainfall.


  • Sipping a pisco sour—limes, pisco (grape brandy), and foamy egg whites—at the Bar at Hotel Maury, which claims to have invented the drink.

  • Browsing Pre-Colombian art at the Museo Larco. Don’t miss its prize collection of 1,300-year-old erotic ceramics.

  • Bargaining for handmade local crafts—from clay pots to Peruvian clothing to silver jewelry—at the daily market, Mercado Indio


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