Lima is the capital of Peru. With approximately 6.9 million inhabitants Lima is also the largest city in the country. The port city of Callao, Lima has grown together. The Aeropuerto Internacional Jorge Chavez is the international airport of Lima, it is in the neighboring port city of Callao, 12 km northwest of Lima, right on the Pacific Ocean. Connections to the city are only a bus or taxi. The airport is served by a number of international airlines such as KLM, Air France, Iberia, Delta Airlines, Air Canada and LAN Peru. Direct flights from Germany is currently not connecting flights from Frankfurt , for example, there are over Madrid, Atlanta, or Caracas, from Dusseldorf via Amsterdam or Munich to Madrid, Amsterdam, Atlanta, or Toronto to Lima.
Lima can be reached directly from Europe via Amsterdam (KLM), Madrid (Iberia, LAN Peru) and Paris (Air France). In addition, the airport plays an important role as a national hub. he entire public transport is still largely by private buses, minibuses, taxis and settled in some neighborhoods by motorcycle taxis. Who wants to ride is, at the edge of the road and makes a show of hands, where the buses stop now almost exclusively at the indicated fixed stops, because the police stopping traffic stops outside the strict controls and punishes with heavy fines. Stops are marked by a blue sign with a bus marked “Parada”. On the main roads of the city transport run by the second. The destination is written on the windshield. If you want to get off that signals with the word “Baja” or by pressing the “stop” – such as the street or a major/central point (shopping center) is called. The fare depends on the length of the trip accordingly.
Taxis are a dime a dozen in Lima. Among them there are many private taxis. It is therefore recommended to only use taxis that to the windshield clearly stuck a license and a registration number of the taxi guild and on the roof have a securely mounted taxi sign. The taxis are usually yellow or white. The fare is a taxi driver before departure negotiated by the window, called by the destination. As a tourist, you should be careful here, because the taxi drivers start too high prices or even mention the price in dollars. One should therefore try to trade the price down as much as possible. It may be that the taxi – stop after – again goes further, since the desired goal is for the taxi driver too far away.
You can find some attractions there:
- Plaza Mayor is probably the most beautiful palace of the city and a good starting point for walking tours of the Old Town. The well is standing on it, the zero point for all distances in Peru and comes from 1651.
- Catedral de Lima . The present building dates from 1746. In the first chapel on the right side are the Überresste of Pizarro. The entry of outside services costs 10 soles. Included with the museum of religious art is the right of the main altar.
- Palacio de Arzobispo , located next to the cathedral. The building is a reconstruction from 1924.
- Palacio de Gobierno . The government palace stands on the same spot where once stood the palace of Pizarro. It can be visited only on guided tours. Clock by 12 (except Sunday) at noon, you can watch the changing of the guard Magnificent colors and chapel.