Category Archives: Lima

Celebrate Pisco Day in Lima, Peru this July

Because Peru needed an excuse to celebrate it twice, Pisco has two national holidays: Pisco Day on the 4th Sunday of July, and Pisco Sour Day on the 1st Saturday of February. That means that Pisco Day falls on Sunday, … Continue reading

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Celebrate Peruvian Independence during Fiestas Patrias this July

If you’ll be traveling through Peru in July, get ready to string up your red and white streamers and don your Peruvian flag pin! One of Peru’s largest celebrations of the year is Independence Days, celebrated the 28th and 29th … Continue reading

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Invita Perú Food Fair 2015 to Recreate Colonial Lima this June

From June 20th through 29th, Lima’s Parque de la Exposición will host the fifth annual Invita Perú Food Fair, which will recreate the first decades of the 1800s through food, barkers, and a space decorated with colonial details. In erstwhile … Continue reading

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Paragliding Over the Green Seaside Cliffs of Lima

For those thrill seekers out there, Pirwa Travel offers a novel way to admire the Malecón Verde, the green seaside cliffs of Lima: paragliding in Miraflores! You don’t need any prior experience to take a flight, as most travelers opt … Continue reading

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Lima Celebrates its Founding Anniversary This Week

On January 18th, Lima will celebrate its 480th founding anniversary. The City of Kings always marks the event in style, with weeks of events. Unfortunately, the official program has yet to be announced, but we’ll be checking every day to … Continue reading

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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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