Lima department is located in the central and western area of the country. Surrounded by the Pacific Ocean on the left and the Highland Andes on the right.
Lima city is the capital of Peru, and one of the most important in South America and considered Cultural Patrimony of Humanity by UNESCO.
Lima City known as “City of the Kings” was founded on January 18th, 1535, by Francisco Pizarro the conqueror, because of the great strategy and geographical conditions.
Altitude: 133 msnm. Weather: From November to April is warm. From May to September is cool and humid. Temperature: from 76 to 60 ºF – from 25 to 15ºC approximately. Raining season: slight drizzle from June to October.
Because it is close to the ocean, the main dishes in Lima contain fish and seafood. For example the famous ceviche, escabeche, conchitas a la parmesana and shrimp cocktail. Other well known dishes in Lima are cau-cau, anticuchos, and aji de gallina.
There are also typical desserts like mazamorra morada, picarones, suspiro a la limeña, arroz con leche and Doña Pepa turrón. Among the refreshing drinks we recommend chicha morada and about appetizers, we recommend the international pisco sour, cocktail that contains pisco, Peruvian lemon and sugar.