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Lomo Saltado

Lomo Saltado is one of the most popular and iconic Peruvian dishes. It is a comfort food that can be found nearly everywhere in Peru, prepared at home for family and friends, in simple restaurants and up-scale places alike, and…

Peruvian Pisco Sour

Peru’s national drink and most popular cocktail is surely the famous Pisco Sour. It is the welcome drink in Peru and served for literally any occasion.
  • Guacamole is Mexican, sure; but as the Peruvian version of this famous avocado dip is so popular in the country and accompanies numerous…
  • Salsa Criolla probably is the most important and most popular side dish / sauce in Peru. Prepared with red onions, aji amarillo, the juice…
  • Tequeños are known in all Latin America. In Peru they are very popular as starter, light lunch or small snack in the evening at a bar…
  • Peru’s celebrated cuisine is not only about famous chefs, outstanding dishes or the abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables, but as well…
  • Papa Rellena is a traditional croquette filled with a spicy ground beef mixture. Ground beef is stir-fried with onions, tomatoes, garlic,…
  • Tamales are a very traditional Latin American dish. In Peru Tamales come in many forms and sizes. Each region, even each town or family has…
  • Chilcano, or also known as Chilcanito, is one of the most popular long drinks in Peru – and my personal favorite. It is based on Peru’s…
  • Creamy, sweet Manjar Blanco embedded in two almost powdery cookies, this is a traditional, absolutely delicious and addicting Peruvian…
  • A Cremolada is something between an ice cream and a flavorful fruit drink; comparable to slush, but made with lots of fresh fruit pulp,…
  • Crema Volteada, literally meaning "upside down cream", is probably better known as the Peruvian version of Crème Caramel. Sweet and rich…

The History of Lima

El Paraiso - The Paradise (2200 BC)

One of the first big settlements and ceremonial centers in the region was "El Paraíso" (The Paradise). The complex dates back to around 2200 BC. It is located north of the City of Lima about 2 km from the Pacific Ocean directly…

The Chavín Culture (1200BC-200AD)

The first major culture in Peru, the Chavin emerged around 1000 BC apparently in the Peruvian Andes region while some archaeological findings belonging to the Chavin even can be traced back another 1000 years earlier. While there…

The Districts of Lima

The District Ancón

Ancón is located 44 km north of the historical Center of Lima and still belongs politically to the Province of Metropolitan Lima. During Colonial times Ancón was known as the "Pueblo de Pescadores de Lancón" (Fishing village of…

The District Ate Vitarte

Ate-Vitarte is located in the central eastern part of the Metropolitan of Lima on the south banks of the Rio Rimac. The district was created shortly after the declaration of independence by General José de San Martin. The old…
  • Unfortunately only a few tourists find their way to the beautiful district of Barranco. Once it was Lima's beach, pleasure and…
  • Bellavista is one of six districts that make up the Constitutional Province of Callao. Located south of Callao downtown the district has an…
  • Even being located just around the corner of the historical center of Lima, Breña is one of those districts most visitors will find their…
  • Callao is one of the six districts that make up the Constitutional Province of Callao. So to make it confusing for everyone Callao is not…
  • The district of Carabayllo isn't the typical tourist destination. Officially created by Don José de San Martin shortly after independence…
  • Carmen de la Legua is one of six districts that make up the Constitutional Province of Callao. It is located west of Callao downtown. In…
  • Only around 27 km away from Lima's hectic city center is the district of Chaclacayo. Chaclacayo is a popular place especially in Lima's…
  • The traditional district of Chorrillos is another not so well known district of Lima for tourists. Once being a small fishing village it…
  • The District Lurigancho – Chosica is east of the city center in the valley of the River Rimac and is the second largest district of Lima.…
  • The district of Cieneguilla was formerly a part of the district Pachacamac and officially created as independent district on the 3rd of…
  • Comas is a district situated in the Northern Cone of Lima just around 11 km from the city center. With over 10,000 people living on a…
  • The district of El Agustino is located directly east of the district Lima. Until 1925 the area belonged to José Enrique de la Riva Agüero…
  • The district of Independencia is located north of Lima's city center. In the last years Independencia developed into the economical center…
  • Jesús María is south west of Lima's city center. Today it's a lower-middle to upper-middle class, high density district with top rankings…
  • La Molina is east of Lima's city center. It's a mid to upper class residential district with numerous Peruvian celebrities and politicians…
  • La Perla is one of six districts that make up the Constitutional Province of Callao. It is located directly at the Pacific Ocean, south of…
  • La Punta is one of six districts that make up the Constitutional Province of Callao. It is located on a peninsula in the western part of…
  • La Victoria and the district of Lima merge into another. La Victoria developed when at the end of the 19th century the hacienda "La…
  • Lima is not only the name for the capital of Peru and the province around it but also one of the city's districts is called Lima. The…
  • Lince is a small district of Lima sandwiched between the district of Lima and San Isidro. Most of us will only drive through Lince on Av.…
  • Los Olivos is in the northern Cone of Lima and unofficially named the capital of "Cono Norte". It's one of Lima's most prosperous districts…
  • The ecological District of Lurín is around 36 km south of the Historic Centre of Lima between km 24 and 42 of the Panamericana Sur (Pan…
  • Magdalena del Mar is a seaside district west of Lima's city center. In the early 20th century the area was suppose to develop as a popular…
  • Miraflores is without a doubt the most popular place for tourists, visitors, foreign expats and locals (who can afford it) to find…
  • The district of Pachacamac is around 30 km south of Lima's city center. The Archaeological Complex of Pachacamac isn't located in the…
  • Pucusana is a pretty, traditional fishing village and even though it’s around 60 km south of Lima it still belongs to the Lima / Callao…
  • Just 4 km from Lima's city center is the district of Pueblo Libre, founded already in 1557 as Magdalena de Vieja. In Colonial and early…
  • Puente Piedra (not the Puente de Piedra that connects the Historical City Center with Rimac) is a district of Lima in the Northern Cone.…
  • Punta Hermosa is located 42 km south of Lima's City center along the Panamericana Sur (Pan American Highway). It is well known for its…
  • Punta Negra is around 47 km south of Lima's city center along the Panamericana Sur (Pan American Highway). It is well known for its beaches…
  • Located directly to the north of downtown Lima, the district of Rimac is separated from Lima's historical city center just by the River…
  • San Bartolo is a beautiful seaside resorts south of Lima. Located at around km 52 of the Pan Americana directly on the Pacific Ocean San…
  • San Borja is a small district east of Lima's city center. Originally a part of the district Surquillo, it was established as a separate…
  • San Isidro is the major financial district of Lima, but also a district with many gardens, parks and a quite exclusive residential area.…
  • San Juan de Lurigancho (SJL) is located northeast of Lima's city center. It's the most populated district in Peru. More than 10% of Lima's…
  • San Juan de Miraflores (SJM) is located in the Cono Sur of Lima (Southern cone). The district is one of Lima's pueblo jovenes (young…
  • San Luis is a small district close to Lima's city center. It's mostly a middle class residential area, but home to a growing number of…
  • San Martín de Porres (SMP) is located in the Cono Norte of Lima (Northern cone). It lies on the north bank of the Rímac River. San Martín…
  • San Miguel is half way between Lima's city center and Callao, directly at the Pacific Ocean. In pre-Hispanic times the area was populated…
  • Santa Anita is located east of Lima's city center. It's a low to middle class residential area. Located within the district are the Mercado…
  • Santa Maria del Mar is a small district of Lima south to the City Center directly at the Pacific Ocean. It is well known for its beaches…
  • Santa Rosa is located at the northern coast of Lima. It's a quite rural area which has agriculture as the main income source. In the…
  • Surco probably isn't one of the district tourists and visitors immediately will think of when coming to Lima. Only a few find their way to…
  • Surquillo is south of the city center, surrounded by upper class districts like Miraflores, San Borja and San Isidro. Anyhow founded as a…
  • Ventanilla is one of six districts that make up the Constitutional Province of Callao. Located north of the province it is the largest…
  • Villa El Salvador (VES) is a low income residential district on the southern outskirts of Lima. The district is the result of a massive…
  • Villa Maria del Triunfo (VMT) is a low income residential district on the southern outskirts of Lima. Most of the district’s residents are…
  • The "Island of Death", as El Frontón is also known, was used since Colonial times as penal colony, penitentiary for common criminals and as…
  • The Palomino Island consists of four islands: La Viuda, Cavinza or as well known as Cabinza, Roca Horadada and Farallón. The gigantic rock…
  • San Lorenzo is the largest island offshore Callao. It's about 8 km long and 2.2 km wide. The ancient inhabitants of the Callao region…

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