While most travelers visit Lima as a stopping point on their way to other Peru cities, the serious traveler knows that booking a flight to Lima means experiencing one of the greatest treasures of Peru.
At one time, Lima was considered one of the wealthiest countries and one of the most beautiful countries in North and South America. Founded in 1535 by the conquistador Francisco Pizarro, Lima once stood as the center of power and trade in South America. Lima boasted baroque and Renaissance churches, palaces, and mansions, and served as the headquarters of the Spanish Inquisition. Today, Lima continues to thrive as Peru’s center for political and government affairs. Tourists flying to Lima will visit some of the best museums, finest restaurants and nightlife of Peru.