Also known as the city of kings, the noble title so far holds, Lima metropolis grows as fast and modern. As the only American capital city situated on the seafront, Lima is populous (over 8 million) and is full of sights and renowned restaurants. It is the food capital of America and only for that reason, one of many that has become a nice tourist center. Its beaches, likewise, offer us the beauty of its women and its waves. Their neighborhoods, on the other hand, taught us the deep heart of a thriving city that shows the destination of Peru.

Location

The city of Lima is located in the valleys of the Chillón, Rímac and Lurín rivers, in the central coastal part of the country, overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

Important Data

Weather:

Season Climate Min Temp. Max Temp. Humidity
Summer (January - March) Warm 21 °C 30 °C 70%
Autumn (April - June) Cold 17 °C 22 °C 80%
Winter (July - September) Cold 14 °C 18 °C 95%
Spring (October - December) Warm 17 °C 24 °C 80%

The above table shows the minimum temperature, maximum temperature and humidity relative for every season.

Altitude:

Place Altitude
Main Square of Lima 154 masl

The altitude shown is in meter about seza level (m.a.s.l.).

Population:

Region Population
Lima 10 072 000
Lima (Province) 9,485,405
Barranca 144,381
Cajatambo 6,559
Cañete 240,013
Canta 11,548
Huaral 183,898
Huarochirí 58,145
Huaura 227,685
Lima 8,574,974
Oyón 17,739
Yauyos 20,463

Things To Do

Here are some suggestions about how to spend your time in Lima

  • See the changing of the guard at the palace of government in the main square.
  • Enjoy Peruvian cuisine in the best’s restaurants in Lima.
  • By taking a walk you can admire and relive the history of Lima in the different colonial houses of the city.
  • You would be able to visit important Inca and pre-Inca Museums of Archaeology, Anthropology and History of Peru.
  • By visiting the Zoo you can see a wide variety of animals from Peru and other countries, in the Park of the Legends.
  • Have fun and get wet in the Magic Water Circuit.

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Attractions

Parks and Squares

Parks and Squares

The parks and plazas of Lima have embellished and greatly improved its appearance. Visit them allow us to observe the conglomeration of races ...

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Temples and Sanctuaries

Temples and Sanctuaries

Here you'll find information about the churches of Lima, who compete in beauty with European, these churches represent nearly all priestly orders.

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Museums

Museums

Lima has museums showy. Some of them are almost mandatory in nature in a proper visit to this city, others offer a nice alternative to spending...

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Mansions and Palaces

Mansions and Palaces

In times of the colony, Lima was the most important city on the continent so memorable housed palaces and mansions, built with the best materials...

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Archaeological Centers

Archaeological Centers

The archaeological sites of Lima are important for its great tourist attraction. Visit them and appreciate the past of the Incas to understand its...

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