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Cruising Article – 2011-03-31

History, architecture and more in Lima, Peru

World Cruise Destinations

If you're lucky enough to have booked a world cruise, you're in for a real treat, as you'll be spending weeks on the open sea traveling to some of the most famous cities in the world. One of the more exotic destinations available on some trips is the city of Lima, Peru, and you should definitely take advantage of the opportunity to visit this unique city.

Fans of architecture are in for a real treat, as Lima offers some of the best examples of the styles in favor during the European colonial period. You'll be able to see this firsthand upon visits to Lima's famous Cathedral and San Francisco Monasteries. Both of these landmarks are absolutely gorgeous and well worth your time.

One of the highlights of any trip to Lima will undoubtedly be the Gold Museum. History buffs will be in heaven here, as the museum boasts one of the largest collections of Incan jewelry in the world. You'll even have the chance to see an extensive collection of weapons, including a sword that is rumored to have belonged to the famous explorer Francisco Pizarro.

Yet Lima isn't just about history and architecture - shoppers will be right at home as well. The city's famous Indian Market offers great deals on a wide variety of unique items, so clear a bit of extra space in your bag for souvenirs.