Lima, Peru

Lima was founded by Francisco Pizarro in 1535. Now it is a wonderful city, a treasure trove for anyone interested in history. Visit the archaeological excavations of the ancient Incas, or wander among the elegant cathedrals and palaces of the rich, built during the Spanish domination. At the heart of Lima's crowded, but you will like parts of the city, especially the coastal area, where there are great shops, hotels and restaurants.