Also known as the “City of Kings,” Peru’s bustling, cosmopolitan capital combines old world grandeur with new world hustle. Founded in 1533, Lima once raked as the richest and most important city in the Americas, today finding it a rich mixture of cultures as represented in its cuisine, customs, architecture and more. With a World Heritage Site-recognized historical center housing the finest examples of Spanish-American Baroque architecture, which date from the 17th and 18th centuries, including the Cathedral and the Convent of Santo Domingo, as well as boasting the continent’s first university, Lima is as visually pleasing as it is culturally endowed. Explore some of the country’s best landmarks and museums (historical, anthropological, modern art, etc.) that host Inca and pre-Inca treasures of incalculable value; and be sure to savor Lima’s fantastic array of culinary delights for which the city is so well known for.
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