Lima, Peru, overlooks the Pacific Ocean. The Museum of the Inquisition and Museo de Arte are both informative. For amazing views over the city, a visit to the Cerro San Cristobal is recommended. Spanish colonial architecture is in evidence in the Plaza Mayor, where the Cathedral is situated. Delta Airlines fly from Atlanta to Lima, with LAN Airlines flying from New York-JFK and Los Angeles. American Airlines fly to Lima from Miami. www.peru.com.
Positioned halfway down the dry and dusty desert
coastline of Peru, the city of Lima is hemmed in by the Pacific
Ocean on the one side and the foothills of the Andes mountain range
on the other. A sprawling and chaotic city, the capital of Peru is
overcrowded, polluted and a noisy metropolis. The stark contrast
between poverty and wealth is most visible in the miles of dusty
shantytowns that stretch along the coast on either side of the
city, and the glitzy apartment and office buildings of the affluent
Museo de la Nación (National Museum) Lima
The superb anthropological and archaeological
National Museum contains excellent exhibits tracing the history of
Peru's ancient civilisations and provides an outstanding overview
of the archaeological richness of the country.
Museo de Oro del Peru (Gold Museum) Lima
Housed in a fortress-like building are the
safe-rooms crammed with treasures from the Inca civilisation and
Museo Rafael Larco Herrera Lima
The 18th century colonial-style museum houses
the largest and most impressive ceramic collection in the world,
with about 55,000 pre-Colombian clay pots on display.
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