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Lima to Ica00:3019:15BOOK NOW
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Ica to Lima00:1009:15BOOK NOW
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About Lima

"The City of Kings", as Lima is known, was founded in 1535 by Francisco Pizarro and became the center of Spanish power in Peru, during the colonial period.The urban planning of Lima is one of the colonial models in South America. Lima is known for its social, economical and cultural growth and stands out as the cultural center of Latin America; besides that, Lima is the home of San Marcos National University, the most ancient from America, founded in 1551.Lima is famous for being the viceroyalty capital of Peru and one of the cities most important of South America in the spanish regime period; after its independance in 1821 the cit...y became the republic's capital. Before this period, the Baroque and Neoclassical style took the power on the streets, impregnating those architectural styles in the main constructions. The capital counts a high variety of tourist attractions that combine history and modernity, as you can see on the Historical Center. Another strong point of Lima is the food, there are many restaurants from the 3 Peruvian regions where you can live a complete gastronomical experience, given that the population is multicultural and mostly migrant. Live Peru from one of its corners, and enjoy tasting the culture that Peru offers you!
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Travel tips for Lima

-In Lima you can mobilize without added difficulty; you will find a large variety of means of transportation as taxis, buses, train, colectivos (shared taxis) and even mototaxis (motorcycle of 3 wheels that go all over little trajects in some places of the city).
-If you take a taxi, don't you forget haggling, because the first price said is never the last one. If you bargain enough, you will travel for low cost.
-In public transportation buses it's always recommended to have change (coins), to avoid problems in the moment of payment. If you see a bus crowded, try to wait to the next one, because a lot of people travel inside the buses and you could feel uncomfortable.
-In Lima's traffic you should consider the peak hours (from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. / from 5:00 pm to 8:00 p.m.). Try to avoid to mobilize in those hours, because traffic can be an unpleasant experience, you can loose an hour in a traffi
...c jam.
-If you like healthy alternatives, you can mobilize by bike in Miraflores and Barranco; these neighborhoods have great cycle lane for cyclists. Pay attention to the other drivers, because some of them does not respect the traffic rules, don't you trust them. In Lima, as in most of the big metropolis, thefts are frequent. It's highly recommended to avoid neighborhoods not secure at night (during the day you are safer). Try not to bring with you value objects, and still less if they are visible (cameras, jewellery, cell phones). You must be watchful in the public transportation, even there you could find thieves. We recommend to take secure taxis, because there are unreliable taxis that take advantage of tourists (sometimes they make them expensive prices or take them to danger places). Miraflores, San Isidro and Barranco are very calm neighborhoods, even at night, but it is always good to be cautious.
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Lima weather

Best time to visit Lima

You can visit Lima at any time during the year, since the temperatures are not extreme. You can avoid the summer if you don't like intense heat. If you like processions, you can travel to Lima in August for the patron saint date, Santa Rosa de Lima or in October for the Lord of Miracles (the purple month).

Climate in Lima

The coastal city of Lima has a climate arid and semi-dry, with humidity in the air.At 8,202 feet (2500 meters) the temperatures drop and the weather is cold and rainy (little drizzles). The temperature in Lima ranges from 57ºF (14ºC) in winter to 81ºF (27ºC) in summer.

The things to do in Lima

Lima is the capital of Peru and is where the majority of tourists start and end their trip, as it's necessary to pass through Lima to take international flights. It is an urban and modern city with many tourist attractions to see and do, like the Plaza de Armas, the government palace, the Saint Inquisition Museum, the cathedral of Lima and many other churches of the colonial period. You can also visit the Parque de las Aguas, a park full of fountains with an impressive show of images projected in the water. In addition, there are various museums to visit where you can learn... about the city's and country's history (Larco Museum, Art of Lima Museum, Gold Museum, between others). You can as well find a huge variety of restaurants: peruvian food, japanese food, chinese food and different countries, that reflects the cultural fusion and gastronomy that means the essence of Peru. The beaches are not an exception, because there are beaches inside the urban area and outside, very crowded by local and foreigner bathers. The ones that you can't miss are: Ancón, San Pedro, La Herradura, Waikiki, El Silencio, Punta Hermosa, Punta Roquitas and many others
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Accomodations in Lima

Dragonfly Hostels Lima
Location: Avenida 28 de Julio 190, Miraflores
Rate: Shared room from s/ 30 – Private room from s/ 86
Dragonfly Hostels propose a beautiful experience of lodging for all travelers. The place provides board games, several colorful living-rooms and rooms to start well the day. Among the most interesting services there is bike rental, loan books, barbecue grill, free wifi, and a table football.
El Hotel Tambopacaya
Location: 212 Jr. Manco Capac (Magdalena del Mar)
Price: From $7
At the Hotel Tambopacaya you'll have a comfortable stay with a bathroom, hot water, kitchenette and wifi. As it is only 15 minutes away from the airport, it is pretty far from downtown, but it is open 24/7, year round.
El Encuentro
Location: 2344 Av. Circunvalación (Villa Jardin - San Luis / (01) 4346327)
Price: from s/. 35 and up
El Encuentro offers double beds with TV, and you'll be close to a mall and restaurants in San Luis.

Important dates in Lima

Lima's AnniversaryDate: January 18thIt's the date of Lima's foundation (January the 18th 1535) where you'll enjoy parades and fireworks, with the traditional dances from the different regions in Peru. Joy will be present in all corners of the city.
Independence Day Date: July 28th and 29thThese two days Peruvian people celebrate the independence of Peru. The main date is the 28th. The 29th you'll see a military parade, while all the main government authorities will be present and it's the moment to show to the public all the armament and military means of the country.
Santa Rosa of LimaDate: August 30thIn this date, people from Lima remember the patron saint of the city and of America. Santa Rosa of Lima is known due to miracles and prodigies she did, result of her faith. Devotees go on pilgrimage to Santa Rosa of Lima Temple to make arrive their prayers and to leave letters on the famous Pozo de los Deseos (Desire Well), located inside this place, where visitors throw letters with their desire more longed for.
Procession of the Lord of the MiraclesDates: from October 18th to October 28thKnown as well as Mes Morado (the Purple Month), the feast of the Señor de los Milagros brings together every year thousands of believers in passionate itineraries through the main streets of the city. Meanwhile, some of them raise the image of the Cristo Moreno (the Black Christ). Those dates are popular as well for the sale of the classical Turrón de Doña Pepa, a delicius desert from Lima, made of a sweet dough bathed in bee's honey.
Mistura FestivalDates: The chef Gastón Acurio was the main transmitter on the past, and that's why the Festival reached such popularity, and today is one of the most important gastronomic events around the world. You will have the chance of tasting all the Peru flavors in one place, in an event that your palate will never forget.
Creole Song DayDate: July 31stThis day the creole song is celebrated, full of typical rhythms of the popular culture of Lima. It goes with the preparation of traditional dishes as carapulcra, lomo saltado, and cau cau, between others.