Peru’s capital is a sprawling metropolis with a population approaching 10 million. While it might not be a top-of-mind holiday destination, the tourist-friendly city offers plenty of historical and cultural attractions to entice you to stay a while. Unfortunately, most visitors to Peru spend as little time in Lima as possible, instead heading straight for the Andes or the Amazon after flying into Jorge Chávez airport. However, these 9 reasons to linger in Lima might make you think about extending your stay in this vibrant South American city.
1. Parque de la Reserva
Located in downtown Lima, the Park of the Reserve was opened in 1929. Known for its spectacular fountains and light shows, the park features neo-classical architecture and elaborate gardens. The largest fountain shoots water over 260 feet in the air, and it is the main focal point of the Magical Water Tour. Jets of water are synchronized with music combined with a projected visual display.