The Ciudad de los Reyes was most recently founded in 1535, and its extravagant Spanish Colonial edifices are famously embellished with indigenous quinche detail and Mudéjar enclosed balconies. Still, the stone huacas, massive temple complexes built 1500 years ago for much the same reason, rise above the modern city. You can even dine within Huaca Pucllana, at the heart of Lima’s upscale, oceanfront Miraflores District. No matter what you do, be sure to dine. In addition to the world-class museums and hang gliding, not to mention those bucket-list side trips, this is also the culinary capital of the Americas.¡Buen Provecho!
Interesting Fact: Lima (population 9.5 million) is the second largest desert city in the world, after Cairo, Egypt.
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