Lima (map) is the capital of Peru and its largest city. Founded in 1535 by the Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro. Lima was the seat of Spanish rule for 300 years, and as such it has wonderful churches, cloisters and monasteries.
Lima’s pre-Hispanic and colonial architecture is beautiful and the city has several museums (such as the Museo Larco, map) that tells the story of a country with a long history that produced a large number of coastal and Andean civilizations and many local cultures.
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Strongly influenced by European, Andean, African and Asian culture, Lima is a melting pot, due to colonization, immigration and indigenous influences.
The summers, December through April, are sunny, hot, and muggy. During winter, June through October, the weather is dramatically different. Grey skies, breezy conditions, higher humidity, and cooler temperatures prevail.
Lima is known as the Gastronomical Capital of the Americas. A center of immigration and the center of the Spanish Viceroyalty, chefs incorporated dishes brought by the conquistadors and waves of immigrants: African, European, Chinese and Japanese.
Despite the wide range of choice in Lima’s many restaurants, ceviche is surely number one on the list of dishes you must get to know, not only because it happens to be the Peruvian national dish, but because of its unparalleled delicious taste.