The capital of Peru and the largest city in the country is located in the valleys of the Chillón, Rímac and Lurín rivers overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Lima's iconic seafront, bustling city, and historic centre are just a few of the things you can expect when visiting Peru. Some of the most popular attractions in Lima are the Plaza de Armas, San Francisco Complex, Miraflores, and the Huaca Pucllana archaeological site.
The historic centre of Lima is a recognised UNESCO World Heritage site. A reminder of the Spanish dominions, this magnificent area, is home to some of the most prominent structures in the city. It is also known as the City of Kings and rightfully so. The towering buildings and ancient architecture give Lima a character like no other. The walls of the buildings are impregnated with hundreds of years of history, culture, and religious events.
To immerse yourself further in the culture, visit the coast of Lima and enjoy an authentic Peruvian feast. Sample the local fish, ceviche, and famous Peruvian "Pollo a la Brasa". Once you're done exploring Lima, you won't want to leave!
Free Tours Lima
The iconic green-vested tour guides will walk you through Lima and reveal all the secrets that this wonderful city has to offer. There are two tours of downtown running from Monday to Saturday - one at 9:30 AM and one at 11:00 AM. The 9:30 AM tour will take you to Lima’s modern neighbourhoods, city centre, cathedrals, and museums while showing you some of the iconic neoclassical and baroque architecture of the city. The second tour will teach you about Lima's economic and political importance to Peru. Learn about the colonisation period, visit the oldest neighbourhoods of Lima and visit popular cathedrals and museums.
This walking tour was established by a group of guides who are passionate about Peruvian history. Their emphasis is to teach visitors about Peru’s roots including the Pre-Colombian Times, Incas, and Colonial Times. This daily tour runs twice every morning at 10:30 AM and 11:30 AM. Learn about Lima’s culture, history, and food while walking through some of the most gorgeous streets and visiting the top landmarks in the city. The tour guides are also known to provide their tourists with great tips and tricks for visiting Peru including where to eat, where to stay, and the best place to get a drink!
Are you from Lima and want to be a tour guide? We are currently looking for people from all over the world who are excited to show others their hometown. Please get in touch if that's you by submitting your details on this page.