The capital city of Peru is one of the oldest cities in the world. It has some of the best cultural aspects any city in the world can ever have. From the ancient buildings to the beautiful beaches, a city tour Lima never fails to exceed expectations.
- Lima Cathedral
Probably one of the oldest buildings in the world, the Lima Cathedral was first put up in 1535 and has been built and rebuilt over the years. It has many styles from baroque to neoclassic and more changes keep happening.
- Casa Aliaga
This is a castle that belonged to Jeronimo de Aliaga, one of the oldest families in the city of Lima. While it seems not much on the outside, the inside is the best place to see what a house built in 1535 and improved over the years looks like.
- Convento de San Francisco
Consecrated in 1673, the Monastery of San Francisco is one of the standing monuments of Spanish baroque architecture in Peru. Below the monastery are the bones of at least 70,000 people. The bones have been arranged in an artistic manner for all to see.
- Parquet de la Reserva (Magic Water Tour)
Having won the Guinness World Record for the largest fountain complex in the world, it is indeed a marvel to behold. While it is a busy park by day, it springs to life with its 13 fountains to provide the most spectacular displays of water ever created.
- Miraflores District
Overlooking the Pacific Ocean is the Miraflores District, the center for entertainment in the whole of Peru. Not only does it have great beaches and water activities, it also has some of the best casinos, clubs and other places of recreation in the country.
- Torre Tagle Palace
Although not open to public visits due to stately roles, the Torre Tagle Palace is one of the most unique buildings in the world. It puts together architectural designs from the Moorish, the Andalusian, Asian, Criollo and Spanish cultures. It gives Lima a unique look not found elsewhere.
- Barranco District
The Barranco District started off as a fishing village but has developed to become one of the most important parts of the Peru capital of Lima. With great views of the waterfront and scenic land all around, it makes for a great tourist location for those in need of unique locations.
- Huaca Pucllana
This is a location made up of an adobe pyramid that was built in the year 500 to serve as an administrative center for the early Lima culture. It is one of the most monumental buildings to ever exist in ancient times.
- Museo Larco
This private museum was set up Rafael Larco Herrera in honor of more than 5,000 years of Peruvian history. There are enough artifacts in the building to excite even those not much into history especially once you get to the section of the gods and the dead.
- Plaza de Armas
This is the birthplace of the city of Lima and is also known as Plaza Mayor for its grand nature in the heart of Peruvians. If you were lucky enough to have an aerial view of Plaza de Armas, you would notice that the streets radiate outwards from the center of the city. Here, ancient culture mixes with the rest of the world in a unique mix.
Lima can be best enjoyed in a good RV if you plan your journey well. While heading out on your tour, make sure the RV air conditioners are in good working condition since Lima may get hot at times.
Author bio: Rana Tarakji is an entrepreneur and a contributing writer at Stylerail, a lifestyle blog [www.stylerail.com] as well as Sataco, an electro mechanical company in Lebanon [www.satacogroup.com].