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a sophisticated city with many historical, architectural and cultural attractions

Most visitors to Peru will pass through the capital on their way to other parts of the country, but stay a while in this sophisticated city and you’ll uncover many historical, architectural and cultural attractions.

Founded by Spanish conquistadors in the 1500s, modern-day Lima is a populous city scattered with extraordinary Baroque churches, monasteries and contemporary galleries. Add to the mix stylish districts, an energetic nightlife and culinary delights, and Lima has something to offer all visitors.

Begin your tour of the ‘City of Kings’ at the Plaza de Armas, Lima’s historic centre, with its beautiful colonial buildings, stately Presidential Palace, cathedral and 17th century fountain. Continue on to Plaza San Martin, a tranquil square laid with lovely gardens and surrounded by elegant French-style buildings. At the centre of the plaza stands a statue of liberator Jose de San Martin on horseback.

You spend hours in the city’s wonderful museums, such as the Larco Museum and the Gold Museum, which will you give a good base of knowledge about the history and cultures of Peru before you embark on the rest of your trip.

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