Travel through time

A melting pot of cultures due to colonization, inmigration, and indigenous influences is what you will find in this dinamic city. Like many other world capitals, Lima is home to prestigious museums many of which are world renowned and the Historic Center of Lima was declared a UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE in 1988 due to its importance during the colonial era leaving a testimony to architectural achievement.

Lima is the capital and largest city of Peru, also Lima is the 5th largest city in Latin America, behind Sao Paulo, Mexico City, Buenos Aires, and Rio de Janeiro. The city was founded in 1535 by spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro and called "La Ciudad de los Reyes" - "The City of Kings.".

 

Lima is home to the highest concentration of museums of the country, the most notable of which being the Museo Nacional de Arqueologia Antropologia e Historia del Peru, Museum of Art of Lima, the Museum of Natural History, the Museum of the Nation, The Sala Museo Oro del Peru, the Museum of Italian Art, and the Museum of Gold, and the Larco Museum. These museums mostly focus on art, pre-Columbian cultures, natural history, science and religion. There's a particularity with the Museum of Italian Art, which is the only museum that shows European art in Peru.

Some examples of this historical colonial architecture include the Monastery of San Francisco, the Plaza Mayor, the Cathedral, Covenant of Santo Domingo, the Palace of Torre Tagle, and much more!

 

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