Lima (Callao), Peru

Peru’s principal Port, Callao counts a naval museum, 19th-century temple and municipal theater among its attractions. Travelers can relax at La Punta Beach or sail to nearby islands to spot wildlife and swim with sea lions. In Lima, located 7 miles east, walking and bicycle tours reveal the city’s blend of Spanish colonial heritage and modern-day appeal. Head to the historic center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to see the presidential palace, the Cathedral of Lima and the Church of San Francisco, where experts estimate some 75,000 bodies are buried in its catacombs. The Aliaga House, home to nearly 20 generations of the same family since 1535, features art and artifacts to admire, while the Pachacamac Archeological Complex touts the remains of pyramids, monuments and more from the Inca Empire. Before setting out for Machu Picchu, sample local dishes such as ceviche, a seafood soup, and cuy, also known as guinea pig.

Language: Spanish
Currency: Peruvian nuevo sol (PEN)

Lima (Callao), Peru Weather
Temperature (Fahrenheit)
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High 79 80 80 76 72 69 67 66 67 69 72 76
Low 68 69 69 66 63 61 60 60 59 61 63 66
Temperature (Celsius)
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High 26 27 27 24 22 21 19 19 19 21 22 24
Low 20 21 21 19 17 16 16 16 15 16 17 19
Precipitation
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Humidity
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Percent 89 91 91 92 92 89 89 90 90 89 87 88

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