Lima is the capital and largest city in Peru. With its bustling city life, vibrant culture and eye-catching architecture, there’s so much to see and do it could take several vacations to truly experience it all. There is endless entertainment found within the city, and many people become overwhelmed with the sheer number of activities available to fill a day.
Of course, one of the best ways to experience a city is to find a spot at an outdoor cafe and watch the rhythm of life around you. When you’re ready to move from your spot, here are five things that all tourists should experience during their visit to Lima.
Street Food Carts
One of the city’s most sought-after features is its abundance of street food vendors. The inexpensive street food options are endless and an absolute delight to the palette. Famous chefs primarily own the street carts found in Lima and hold to the highest standards and quality.
Large colonial structures with meticulously detailed features are all over the City of Lima. The vibrant golds and rich colors are sure to catch your attention as you walk through the streets and into downtown.
Native to Peru, Pisco is a light brandy that is created by the country’ winemakers. The foamy sour drink infused with bitters is favored by connoisseurs from all over the world. If Pisco is too bitter for your palette mix it with ginger ale, splashes of lime juice, and top it off with a cherry for a delicious Chilcano.
Explore Boho Barranco
As the country’s trendiest and most artistic region, Boho Barranco attracts many sightseers. Situated atop a ravine with views that seem to go on forever, you’ll find sweet little art galleries, museums, and boutiques in this picturesque area. Many of the galleries showcase their art forms and invite guests to give it a go with hands-on demonstrations,
Cruise Along the Coastline
Along the coastline, you will find an assortment of entertaining things to do as you cruise aside the water’s edge taking in all of its beauty. Marvel at the views from the cliff’s edge at El Malecon de Miraflores, take pictures with your loved one at the sculpture of two lovers, or head to the beach for some fun in the sun.