Located in South America, Peru is home to part of the Amazon rainforest as well as the ancient Incan city, Machu Picchu. It’s vibrant Andean culture makes a trip to Peru unforgettable. There are exotic
Located in South America, Peru is home to part of the Amazon rainforest as well as the ancient Incan city, Machu Picchu. It’s vibrant Andean culture makes a trip to Peru unforgettable. There are exotic jungles, deserts and a staggering variety of history that make the potential for adventure limitless.
Lima, the country’s capital, is a bustling metropolis and one of South America’s biggest cities. It is still called “City of the Kings”. The city has thousands of years of history and culture and is also home to upscale shopping malls, a variety of fine dining experiences and high-rise towers making it a spectacular union of past meets present. The coastal capital has a wealth of sights including monumental temples and ruins. On many occasions throughout the year, the city explodes into colour for celebrations.
If you’re there for a relaxing trip, enjoy their nightlife, indulge your fancy at some fine dining establishments, shop at artsy boutiques and enjoy splendid scenes. If you’re more of a history buff, Lima is not going to let you down. Get a glimpse of history as you walk through the streets of the Peruvian capital. Lima hosts some extraordinary museums that are rich in history, yet interesting to the modern day traveler. Lima Downtown is full of history, particularly Plaza Mayor that is the main square which is surrounded in architectural masterpieces such as the Government Palace, Lima Cathedral and the Municipal Palace. This is the heart of Lima’s historic centre. his is the spot where Francisco Pizarro founded the city back in 1535. On the north side of the square is Palacio de Gobierno where the President of Peru stays. If you’re there at noon you can see the changing of the palace guard. Ornately carved elements on surrounding buildings provide ample photo opportunities. A stone’s throw away is the Church and Covent of San Francisco.
Visit the districts of Miraflores and Barranco to experience the youth oriented entertainment, shopping, cinemas, parks and nightlife. You can begin your exploration of Peru’s ancient sites in the trendy district of Miraflores where you will find Huaca Pucllana, a large adobe brick pyramid.
Through Miraflores and Barranco you can access some of Lima’s beaches, a circuit known as Costa Verde. Here you can enjoy dining at some of the city’s most romantic restaurants with a view. to Callao Port and some of the nearby islands for some maritime excursion – here you can spot sea lions, dolphins and sea birds. Stroll along El Malecon, the city’s picturesque seafront. For some family-friendly night entertainment, visit Parque de la Reserva, a park that has thirteen fountains, light shows and great entertainment.
If you haven’t gotten the adrenaline rush you need, venture out of Lima to one of Peru’s most famous tourist sites, Machu Picchu. Other phenomenal locations include Saksaywaman, Moray and Sacred Valley.
Maestro will be in Lima this September for Expomina. The show will take place from September 14th-16th and is one of the most important mining shows in the world. The show will bring together local and international mining companies from over 27 countries. This will be the sixth edition of Expomina and it will be held at the Centro de Exposiciones Jockey.