Founded in 1535 by the Spanish conquistador, the “City of Kings” became the center of power and trade of the Spanish Crown. Today, Lima has a population of more than eight million, about a third of Peru‘s total population, and the seat of the national government. Across the capital are the country’s finest museums as well as its most creative restaurants – Peruvian cuisine has been a subject of growing international buzz for the past few years and many visitors are flocking to experience this city’s gastronomic offerings.
The Museo Arqueológico Rafael Larco Herrera, founded in 1926, has the world’s largest collection of pre-Columbian art housed in an 18th century colonial building.
Museo Mario Testino or MATE was set up in 2012 by the Peruvian fashion photographer to feature his works.