Lima, a modern metropolis

Lima was founded on January 18, 1535 by the Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro and was called “City of the Kings”, being then the seat of the governorate of New Castile. For its colonial architecture, in 1991, UNESCO declared Lima “Cultural Heritage”.
Today the capital of Peru is a modern metropolis. With more than 9 million inhabitants it is one of the biggest cities of South America.
In the historic center, you can discover San Martin Square and then Plaza de Armas, where the Cathedral and the Government Palace are enthroned. The Convent of San Francisco and its catacombs is also a place not to be missed.
The modern side of the city will allow you to enjoy the beautiful areas of Miraflores, San Isidro and Barranco where you will find pleasant parks like my personal favorite “the cat’s park” which is full of cat’s and beautiful squares. On the beaches of these districts, many activities are offered (hang gliding, paragliding, etc.).
Lima is also rich in archaeological sites like the Citadel of Pachacamac (Built by different governments over the centuries, between 200 and 1450, this religious temple is made of clay and there are the gigantic pyramids of the sun and the moon) , the sites of Huaca Pucllana and Huaca Huallamarca (site of the oracle and the center of religious pilgrimage from different eras).
There are also many museums in the capital, such as that of the nation, the Larco Herrera Museum of Archeology and Anthropology, the Gold Museum, etc.
And finally, why not plan an excursion to the Palomino Islands from the port of Lima or a day trip to the Ballestas Islands to discover the colonies of sea lions and seabirds.