Peru’s coastal capital is a sophisticated melting pot, known for its museums, historic architecture, and internationally recognized restaurants.
The third largest city in South America, Lima officially dates back to the 1530s, when the Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro founded it as the Ciudad de los Reyes (City of the Kings). Vestiges of Lima’s past are found everywhere—whether it’s the Spanish colonial-era churches and monuments that make up its historic center or pre-Columbian artifacts exhibited in its many museums. Modern Lima is a potpourri of Andean, European, and other cultures, and is particularly famous for its diverse food scene, which has earned the city the nickname “Gastronomical Capital of the Americas.” Explore Lima’s many delights with Context’s private guided tours.
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