Lima Holidays: An Overview

Quell any notions of Lima not being as exciting as its South American counterparts - Buenos Aires springs to mind - as it has plenty going for it and is certainly on the up. A selection of new hotels, world-renowned museums, and superb restaurants make it one of our must-visit holiday destinations. The city's historical centre and its Plaza Mayor is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with finely preserved colonial architecture.

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Why we think you’ll love it

  • Lima's innovative and exciting dining scene means it's fast becoming South America's gastronomic capital - the city's restaurant Astrid y Gastón is 14th on The World's 50 Best Restaurants list

Lima Luxury Holidays: The Detail

The museums in Lima are enough to rival any capital city. Tour the gold-leaf altars and paintings of the Cathedral on the eastern edge, and visit the Church of San Francisco a couple of blocks northeast with its 17th-century convent and extensive network of catacombs. The archaeological and anthropological museum of gold contains a priceless collection of pre-Columbian gold artifacts; an impressive sight even for those who didn't think themselves museum buffs (after a trip to Lima, views might change). Visit the spot in which Francisco Pizarro founded the city in 1535, and where Peruvians declared their independence in 1821 - a pretty significant spot for the country's inhabitants.

Lima is also considered to be the gastro capital of Latin America. The seafront district of Miraflores has fantastic seafood restaurants, and international influences are readily making themselves known. Astrid Y Gastón is the local 'celebrity chef' with his restaurant 42 featuring highly on this years 'World's 50 Best Restaurant's' List, he also has eateries popping up in Mexico, Chile and Spain too.


Original Highlight

The Larco Museum is well worth a visit - it exhibits the world’s largest collection of pre-Colombian art.

Will, Original Traveller

A note on price

Peru offers a broad range of good hotels which cater for all budgets. Itineraries for trips staying in basic accommodation start from £3,000 per person including international flights. Learn more about our pricing

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Time Difference

GMT -5 hrs

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