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Lima Travel Guide

Introduction
Lima, the capital of Peru, is located in the center of Peru’s west coastline, facing the Pacific Ocean to the west. Lima is divided into two parts, the old city and the new city. There are many squares in the Old Town. The Plaza de Armas, also known as the Central Square, is the spiritual and cultural center of Lima, surrounded by the Government Palace, the Cathedral, the Archbishop’s Palace, the Municipal Palace and the Concorde Palace. The older part is the copper fountain in the center of the square, built in the 17th century. There is also a Spanish colonial building on the square.

unique experience
Place of Religion: The Cathedral of Lima is located in the Plaza de Armas. It was built during the Spanish colonial period. Its architectural style is not single, and it combines Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and other styles. In 1991, it was included in the “World Heritage List” by UNESCO. In addition to the cathedral, visit the Convent of San Francisco. The classic yellow exterior walls and the pigeons that stay in the monastery all day bring a rare peace of mind. Heritage Sites: Lima has many historical sites worth seeing. The Pukyana site is a relatively well-preserved ancient pyramid site from the Lima civilization period. The Royal Felipe Castle is the largest and strongest castle built by Spain in the American colonies. The Holy City of Caral has a history of 5,000 years. It is the oldest urban relic in South America and is known as the source of American civilization. In addition, you can also go to Love Park and Bird Island to feel the nature, or go to San Martin Square in Lima for a short break, and visit local museums, etc.

transportation
Aircraft: Lima Airport is the largest airport in Peru, located in Callao Province, with only one terminal building, 12 kilometers away from downtown Lima. Long-distance bus: Long-distance bus is the most comfortable means of transportation except for airplanes. The condition of Peruvian long-distance bus is relatively good. It is divided into first-class and second-class seats. Meals are provided during long-distance journeys. There are three reputable long-distance bus companies: Oltursa: www.oltursa.com Moviltours: www.moviltours.com.pe Cruz del Sur: www.cruzdelsur.com.pe Please refer to the official website for detailed routes and fare information allow. Bus: Micro Buses or Combi Vans is a small bus with a dedicated station, and the fare ranges from 0.5-1.2 soles. There are no stop signs at many stations, but if you ask the conductor or passer-by with the name of the station or the name of the destination, everyone will be eager to help you guide the way. This kind of bus will also stop at any time, just talk to the driver, and he will stop at a suitable place. In addition to small buses, there are also medium and large buses. The speed will be slower but safer. Metropolitano is a rapid transit with special disabled equipment for people with disabilities. This bus can travel quickly on its own dedicated lane and the fare is 5 soles. Taxi: There are two types of taxis in Lima, one is licensed, with red and white stickers on the car, you can bargain with the driver. Another type of licensed taxi has blue and yellow stickers on it. Licensed taxis often stop at the exits of big or fancy hotels and cost twice as much as regular taxis. Price reference: Generally, take a taxi from the airport to Miraflores, the price is about 35 soles. Lima taxis do not use meters. You need to confirm the price with the driver before boarding the taxi. The starting price is about 4-6 soles. Metro: There is only one Line 1 currently in operation in Lima. Branch Line 1, Line 2, Line 3 and Line 4 are under construction. The one-way fare of Line 1 is 1.5 soles, regardless of the number of stations, just buy a magnetic card in the subway station and recharge it. However, Line 1 deviates from the scenic spot, and the local citizens take it more and tourists are less. The daily operating hours are between 6:00-22:00.

best time to visit
Lima is a city that is like spring all year round, and the temperature and precipitation throughout the year are suitable for tourists to go sightseeing. The rainy season is from May to December, and the air is humid. From June to August, because it is the holiday period in European and American countries, there are relatively more tourists. You can choose to come to Lima between September and May of the following year, staggering the peak period of Lima tourism. But as far as the climate is concerned, everyone can come to Lima at any time to experience the exotic style of this South American city.

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