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Lima: Good to know
Must do’s in Lima
Plaza Mayor: the oldest square in Lima emanates colonial splendour. Here you will find the Palacio de Gobierno, the Palacio Arzobispal and the cathedral. On warm summer days is it pleasantly cool around the bronze fountain, the eye-catcher of the popular square.
Cevicheria's: Lima is known as the gastronomic capital of South America. Did you know that the alternating cold and warm currents off the coast of Peru are the source of the upwelling of a large range of delicious seafood which can be found in Lima and around? Ceviche is a local speciality which consists of raw fish and lemon juice. Cevicheria can be found on every street corner in Lima. Why not give it a try?
Lima: Insider tips
Barranco is one of the liveliest districts of Lima. Walk across the old bridge, enjoy a refreshing Pisco sour at one of the many bars, join in a dance session or listen to a street music performance.
Daredevils and surfers, here's to you! Punta Negra near Lima enjoys one of the best and most challenging surfs in the world. Nearby Miraflores is a popular destination for paragliding. The perfect opportunity to see Lima from an eagle's perspective.
How to explore Lima?
You can use the public busses in Lima, though with a word of caution. Keep an extra eye out for pick-pockets and keep personal belongings close at all times.
Order a taxi seguro, e.g. a registered taxi-ride by appointment. To stop a taxi in the street is strongly discouraged.Feel like exploring the region around Lima? Rent a car but inform yourself beforehand which roads to use for your safety and that of the car.
Lima Travel information
Travel documents: for your flight to Lima you are required to be in possession of a biometric passport, valid for the entire length of your stay. More info can be found on www.peru.travel/plan-your-trip/entering-peru.aspx
Time difference: winter – 6 hours, summer -7 hours
Currency: Peruvian Sol (PEN). 10 PEN = 2,67 euro
Climate: Lima enjoys a hot desert climate with average year temperatures of 20°C. Winters (June – October) are mild and misty. Summer temperatures hardly ever rise above 26 à 27 °C. Rainy season runs from December till April.
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