Category Archives: Lima

Celebrating Día de la Canción Criolla in Lima This October

October 31st in Peru is not just Halloween, but also Día de la Canción Criolla, Creole Music Day, which honors the unique blend of African, Spanish, and Andean music that has characterized the Peruvian coast since the colonial period. The … Continue reading

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The Imposing Adobe City of Chan Chan Near Trujillo Peru

Just 3 miles west of modern Trujillo, one finds the sprawling, crumbling, and extraordinary ruins of Chan Chan, the former capital of the Chimú Kingdom. The site has been under excavation since the mid 60’s. During its time, Chan Chan … Continue reading

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The Lord of Miracles in Lima

The main event of Lima’s ‘purple month’ and the Lord of Miracles festival is a 24-hour procession, the largest in South America. The procession winds through the main streets of Lima from Las Nazarenas Church to La Merced Church in … Continue reading

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Celebrating Oktoberfest in Lima, Peru

More than 180 cities worldwide celebrate Germany’s biggest traditional festival, and Lima has been among them since 2002. The popular festival has been celebrated in the Bavarian city of Munich since 1810 and last sixteen days…. unfortunately, Oktoberfest-Peru will only … Continue reading

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Lima’s Best Museums: Visiting the Mario Testino Association in Barranco

The average traveler should choose their museum excursions with care: you want it to be worth the time invested, and offer something unique, that’s not redundant with other sights you’ve already visited. We’ve written about our favorite museums in Lima … Continue reading

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Lima’s Music Scene: 2 Weeks Until the Lima Vive Rock Festival

The most awaited event in Peru’s national rock scene, the Lima Vive Rock music festival, will take place in the capital in just two weeks. Last year’s event attracted thousands, and this year’s should be equally popular. With over twelve … Continue reading

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Just a Few Weeks till Lima’s Mistura Food Fair

Tens of thousands of visitors are expected to attend Lima’s Mistura Food Fair, will take place next month from Sept 5th through 14th at the Costa Verde of Magdalena del Mar. This year’s theme is Biodiversity & Nutrition. As always, … Continue reading

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Enjoy Lima’s Nightlife!

Centered around Miraflores, San Isidro, and Barranco, Lima’s nightlife offers everything from electronica to cumbia. As long as you observe some basic safety rules (calling for registered taxis rather than taking one off the street, and keeping an eye on … Continue reading

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Honoring Saint Rose in Lima this August

Each August 30th, Peru celebrates a national holiday in honor of the first saint of the Americas, Saint Rose of Lima. The event is marked by heavy drinking, musical bands, and costumed folkloric dances. Roving street vendors hawk old-fashioned Peruvian … Continue reading

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Celebrate Peru’s Fiestas Patrias in Lima

Peru’s Fiestas Patrias commemorate its proclamation of independence each July 28th and honors its Armed Forces and National Police each July 29th. Most Peruvians take advantage of the holiday to travel domestically, attending concerts or dance shows celebrating Peruvian folklore, … Continue reading

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