Begin today’s experience with a visit to a local market in the San Isidro District, one of the upscale districts that comprise the city of Lima. Officially established on April 24, 1930, San Isidro has become a major financial quarter in recent years, as many banks and businesses left downtown Lima to set up their headquarters in modern office blocks. It is inhabited mostly by upper-class families.Learn about the different fruits, vegetables, meats, fish and seafood used in various Peruvian dishes. The goods of the merchants are nicely displayed, especially the colorful displays of fruits and vegetables.
Continue to Lima downtown, to visit the Historical Center stopping at the Plaza Mayor or Plaza de Armas, birthplace of the city of Lima, as well as the core of the city, surrounded by the Government Palace, Cathedral of Lima, Archbishop's Palace of Lima, the Municipal Palace, and the Palace of the Union. Discover the history and traditions hidden in every corner of Lima, once the most important Viceroyalty of the Spanish Empire receiving the title of “The City of Kings”. The highlights of the historical centre are its architecture and the urban design of the city, found in the old streets filled with colonial houses adorned with Moorish-style balconies.
Stop at El Cordano bar, a Lima institution since 1905, considered a national heritage, visited by presidents, poets, writers and artists, to taste some of the traditional dishes. This old-world dining hall with its swinging “saloon-style” doors has received practically every Peruvian president for the last 100 years as a customer. It is situated a block away from the Plaza Mayor, in the heart of downtown Lima, just beside the Government Palace. An unforgettable place of yesteryear with a swing that plunges you into the living room of memories of Lima's historyYour visit continues with a visit to La Casa de la Gastronomía, a museum to learn about Peruvian food. The museum shows data from pre-Inca times to contemporary times, and with environments in which life-scale scenes of food preparation are shown in different times and regions of the country.
Then it is time to continue to El Bolivariano Restaurante to savor a delicious typical Peruvian meal, including a Pisco Sour Demonstration and Tasting.End the day, with a stop at Yitzhak Rabin Park, inaugurated in 1998 in honor of the 1994 Nobel Peace Prize winner. The park had a priviledged location, making visitors able to have a beautiful look of Lima's bay. It is also home to an sculpture from one of our most famous artists Jose Tola.