Lima, boasting some of the finest museums and historical monuments in Peru, and fast earning a reputation for the most exquisite cuisine in the Americas.
Herman Melville described the Peruvian capital in Moby Dick as mist-shrouded, and “the strangest, saddest city thou can’st see.” For decades Lima could not shake that reputation as a gloomy place to avoid or pass through as quickly as possible. How that's changed. Today, this city of 8 million is fast earning its place among the top Latin American capitals, with some of the finest museums, hotels and restaurants in the hemisphere. Lima's historic fabric of cultures — Spanish, Andean, Chinese, Japanese and African — are more vibrant and dynamic than ever, and those who fleet by are simply missing out.