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The city of Lima, the capital of Peru, has 475 years and originally had the name of Ciudad de los Reyes. It has a special feature that the difference. It`s  a modern metropolis, with seven million inhabitants. This is the conclusion reached after seeing its historic center (which is a Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO), its convents, its mansions, its churches. The inhabitants have conscience and these architectural monuments are valued enormously.

The traveler can not fail to know and visit sites like the Cathedral (which was built at the time the city was inaugurated), an architectural wonder as the Convent of San Francisco, the Convent of Santo Domingo and its beautiful cloister, the Houses of Aliaga, Goyoneche, Pilate and the Torre Tagle Palace of the eighteenth century are some of the places that exemplify a golden age of Lima.

The person who wants to know the attractions of Lima that offers,  must take into account the length of stay and a good organization of travel in the city because there are many places to visit. Besides the Center Historic of  Lima can be visited many places like  University Park, Plaza Mayor, among others. You can also visit museums, the new area of ​​the city and financial center, likewise visiting bars, discos, restaurants, gambling houses and spending a good time.

The night walks are ubicated in a bohemian area with old scenery and much romance, called Barranco. But the fun is not unique to this area of ​​Lima, there are other places like Miraflores and San Isidro also attract tourists and residents, where festivals and dances to the ancient tradition Lima stand out as more attractive.

Peruvian cuisine is distinguished by one of the world's tastiest meals based on seafood. The ceviche is the most famous food of Peru, in addition to the shrimp cocktail, rice with duck, cau cau, purple porridge, rice pudding and turron de Doña Pepa . And of course there are international restaurants of different nationalities such as Italian, French, Japanese, Arabic, Argentina.

As in every place in the world, Hostelling International is present in their hostels, which the  backpackers can find accomodations  with all amenities and prices accommodated.



Lima Hostel
The Lima Hostel is located in Miraflores, a suburb where many tourist attractions are concentrated and shops in Lima.
Address:Av. Casimiro Ulloa 328, Miraflores, Lima.
Phone: (51 1) 446 5488
E-mail: reservas@hostellingperu.com.pe
www.hostellingperu.com.pe/hostels/limahostel.html