Lima: The 'gastronomic capital of South America'

Most holidays to Peru begin in the capital, Lima. Situated on the Pacific coast, this colourful city buzzes with friendly people, fantastic museums and a thriving café culture. Start your journey in the historic heart of the city, the Plaza de Armas and wander down historic streets lined with museums housing some of the finest art collections in existence and restaurants serving up traditional Peruvian cuisine. Recently named as the gastronomic capital of South America, Lima is home to a number of notable chefs producing twists on classic dishes using exotic ingredients and fresh locally grown produce.