Lima, the capital, is a noisy city with a bad weather. Its people are friendly and hospitable.
The city has an extensive range of restaurants and nightlife, plus a wide selection of museums. The colonial center has been restored increasing the tourist attractions of Lima.
To delve into the knowledge of its history, passengers must visit the Gold Museum of Peru, which displays numerous objects of gold, silver and precious stones, and the National Museum of Anthropology and Archaeology, notable for its prehistoric pieces.
The churches such as San Francisco (famous for its catacombs) and Santo Domingo (XVI century) should be visited because are very beautiful.
In many markets, including the Polvos Azules, there are a lot of consumer goods and handicrafts.
Lima also has plazas, colonial buildings and a zoo. In the center is easy to find cheap accommodation. The district of Barranco is home to a large number of cheap restaurants and live music evenings, and it is very popular among backpackers.
Miraflores neighborhood has the best restaurants, shops and nightclubs of the city.