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Lima (Callao), Peru

In 1535, Francisco Pizarro labeled the open plains where Lima now stands as inhospitable. Despite the verdict of the great conquistador, Lima became the center of imperial Spanish power, a "City of Kings" where 40 viceroys would rule as the direct representatives of the King of Spain. With independence in 1821, Lima became Peru's capital. Near Lima, one of the world's most desolate deserts is home to the famed drawings of Nazca. These drawings inspired Erik von Daniken's best-selling book "Chariots of the Gods." With mysteries seeming to be part of Peru's history, perhaps these "drawings" are in fact "the largest astronomy book in the world."

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  • Gold Museum Gold Museum

    Discover thousands of Peru's most treasured gold, silver and copper artifacts, from pre-Inca jewelry to military objects and tools, as well as historic weaponry.

  • San Francisco Monastery and Cathedral San Francisco Monastery and Cathedral

    Originally constructed in the 17th century, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of Peru's most cherished, with an impressive library of centuries-old texts and an eerie display of catacombs.

  • Plaza Mayor Plaza Mayor

    The founding destination of the Historic Centre of Lima, the Plaza Mayor is lined with some of the city's most important buildings, including The Government Palace and the Cathedral of Lima.

  • Indian Market Indian Market

    Negotiate your way through the lively Indian Market as you browse colorful souvenirs from all over Peru, including handmade alpaca sweaters, paintings, woodcarvings, Inca handicrafts and more.

  • Pachacamac Ruins Pachacamac Ruins

    Walk among the remnants of the Inca Empire at this centuries-old archaeological site comprised of temples, monuments, houses and pyramids, with a museum of artifacts located nearby.

  • Peruvian Horses Peruvian Horses

    Watch in awe as the famous Peruvian prancing horses dance from their stables at a cozy hacienda featuring beautiful gardens and rooms full of memorabilia, including tooled leather saddles.

  • Larco Herrara Larco Herrara

    Admire the 45,000-piece collection of pre-Columbian art that is housed within the Larco Museum mansion. Built atop a 7th-century pyramid, it features enchanting gardens and a gold and silver gallery.

  • Casa Aliaga Casa Aliaga

    As America's best-preserved colonial mansion, Casa Aliaga is occupied by the same Family since 1535. This colonial house was delivered by Francisco Pizarro to his Capitan Jeronimo de Aliaga.

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