Paddington Bear, the well-loved fictional character of British children’s literature, landed in Peru, his native land. The adorable little bear was greeted with big displays of affection from foreign tourists and fellow citizens at Jorge Chávez International Airport.
Amid the buzz surrounding the upcoming premier of the Paddington movie, which recounts his adventures, the star landed in Lima on a flight from Great Britain. After going through immigration and collecting his luggage, he greeted the crowds of people who recognized him and asked to take pictures with him. He agreed with pleasure and showed lots of affection by hugging the children who ran to meet him.
“As part of Promperú’s publicity campaign to promote our country as one of the most fascinating destinations in South America and the world, Paddington Bear will visit and showcase our living culture, ancient history, biodiversity, gastronomy and celebrations”, explained the Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism (Mincetur) and Chair of the Promperú Board of Directors, Magali Silva Velarde-Álvarez.
The head of Mincetur pointed out that Promperú has trained key British tour operators that offer Peru as a destination and has also added Peruvian motifs to three of the 50 statues that form part of the Paddington Trail. This route is located in high-traffic areas in the city of London and will be visited by thousands of British citizens and visitors from all over the world.
Find out where you can meet Paddington Bear in Lima
Paddington Bear has already arrived in his homeland and wants to meet all his fellow Peruvians. The most beloved fictional character from British children's literature will make an appearance at various locations to share his experiences with his fellow countrymen. We will tell you where you can find Paddington Bear.