This week I want to share a destination that I’m also dying to visit because of their richness in gastronomy, culture and the impressiveness of its sites: Lima, Peru.
This post is focused on Icemil’s visit to the city, Lima. Icemil is one of my best friends. She went there for 4 days while she was studying and living in Mexico City. She has been in practically all the cities of South and Central America, and told me that Lima has been one of the best experiences of her life.
Her trip to Lima was all about gastronomy, and meet one of her dreams from her bucket list: paragliding!
Let’s talk first about the City, her adventurous experience, and last but not least, all her food and drinks recommendations. Day 1 she explored the Historic Centre, Day 2 she went to the Gastronomy museum, Day 3 she did Paragliding, and day 4 she had a relaxed day walking on the city with a friend and went back home. Of course all 4 days she experienced the Peruvian cuisine in different restaurants.
Lima is the capital and the largest city of Peru, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Has a population of more than 10 million. Is the most populous metropolitan area of Peru and the third-largest city in the Americas (as defined by “city proper”), behind São Paulo, and Mexico City.
The Historic Centre was declared by UNESCO in 1988 a World Heritage Site. Some examples of colonial architecture that you cannot miss are:
Plaza Mayor (Day 1)
Centre of the old colonial city. Around its edge are the Lima Cathedral, Government Palace and Provincial Municipal Authority of Lima. Visiting hours: You can visit day and night.
Gastronomy House Museum (Day 2)
The museum offers a tour through over 500 years of history and ancient wisdom, up to the fusion of flavours and the influence of other cultures on Peruvian cuisine. Located in the house of Lima’s old Post Office, next to the Government Palace, there are four rooms: the Permanent Hall, the Temporary Hall, the Multimedia Hall and the Pisco Hall, dedicated to our national drink. The tour also demonstrates the evolution of Peruvian cuisine, which also shows the products used in the present day. Visiting hours: Tuesday – Sunday 9.00 am – 5.00 pm. Free Admission.
Paragliding in Costa Verde (Day 3)
“Lima seen from the sky has been one of the most nerve raking and the best group of unexplained emotions experience of my life” (Her words) Flight has always been a dream of man. Paragliding and hang-gliding enabled the fulfilment of this old desire.
There are different companies that specialize in this experience for tourist, with instructors registered with the Peruvian Free Flight Association. She took one that takes off from Raymond park, located on the pier.
From this one the series of beaches known as the Costa Verde and the modern district of Miraflores can be enjoyed from the air. In just a few minutes you are flying over the ocean with a view of the high-rises and shopping center.
Lima is known as the Gastronomical Capital of the Americas. All the information that I want to share is so rich that deserves his own post.
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Check all the facts and her recommendations about food and drinks.