In this section you will find general information about Lima that honestly, we did not know where else to fit it in. Nevertheless, there are some prominent topics that you should look at! Highly recommended is the write up about “Safety & Security Situation in Lima, Peru” where we respond to many questions that we received from our readers. The mentioned guidelines will give you a great idea on how to prevent any mishaps that could spoil your visit.
Lima's Jorge Chávez International Airport is located in Callao about 12km (7.5 miles) from Lima's city center. The airport is named after the Peruvian aviation icon Jorge Chávez Dartnell and is one of the most modern airports in Latin America.
Lima's weather and climate isn't what one would expect when travelling to a city located just 12° south of the equator. It's usually described as mild throughout the year without noteworthy rain making Lima one of the driest capitals in the world. The average temperatures range from 12°C/54°F to 18°C/64°F (low) and 24°C/75°F to 28°C/82°F (high).
Although the Municipality of Lima took great efforts to remove beggars from the streets, it's a common thing to see many of them hanging around; especially in the areas where tourist are. For many beggars this is the only way to gain at least some income. If you feel pity for these poor people, feel free to give them a Sol or two. Or if an old g...
Founded in April 1826, the National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology and History of Peru (MNAAHP) is Peru's oldest state museum. On display is a wide range of perfectly preserved pre-Hispanic ceramics, textiles, metals, organic materials and lithic's. Objects of historic-artistic value are exhibited. The documentary, photographic and bibliographic collections tell...
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