Lima

Peru’s eclectic capital enthralls visitors with the shores of its bay washed by the Pacific, its architecture that exudes a colonial past and its multifaceted roots that sprout up at every corner. The City of the Kings is renowned for its medley of cultures, ethnicities and customs that make it one of the most diverse cities in the world. It is precisely this mixture that has made Lima the Culinary Capital of South America. This ancient and cosmopolitan city is home to hundreds of historical monuments. Lima’s culinary traditions are the fruit of the widespread intermingling of cultures – from Peru and many other countries. These traditions, when combined with the ingredients of a country as biodiverse as Peru, have given rise to cuisine that won it Best Culinary Destination at the 2017 World Travel Awards. A testament to its quality and creativity, Lima is home to three of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants and ten of the 50 Best Restaurants in Latin America, according to the prestigious San Pellegrino List. This majestic city shows its hospitality by welcoming tourists and visitors from around the globe with its most emblematic dish, Peruvian ceviche. It also gladly receives all those who love nightlife, culture, art and its age-old past: it should be recalled that Caral, one of the oldest civilizations in history and the oldest in the Americas, took shape in Lima.