Jorge Chávez International Airport, named after the Peruvian aviator Jorge Chávez Dartnell, is located in harbour city of Callao about 10 km from Lima's city center.
The airport is also commonly referred to as Lima-Callao International Airport. It is Peru’s main international gateway and the hub for most of its domestic flights as well. The Jorge Chávez International Airport, despite its compact size, is also one of the most modern and top-ranked airports in South America.
The airport serves many international carriers that operate many frequent and direct flights to most cities in South America. There are regular flights to major cities in the United States including Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, Los Angeles, Newark, New York, Atlanta, Houston, and Dallas. There are daily flights to European cities like Amsterdam, Madrid and Paris. Jorge Chávez International Airport also serves as the the hub for regional airlines LAN Peru, LC Busre, TACA Peru, and Star Peru.
Jorge Chávez International Airport is conveniently accessible by public transport. Car rental services, metered taxis and shuttle buses are readily available at the airport for transport into city centre. The most common mode of transport is by taxi and visitors are advised to take the officially registered taxis at the airport terminal. Another option is to pre-arrange an airport pick-up service with your hotel. There is no dedicated airport bus serving Jorge Chávez International Airport, but one can take a local bus which stops just outside the terminal. The Metro de Lima rail service currently does not have a direct line to the airport.
Lima, the capital of Peru, is the largest and most populous city in the country. Having a long Spanish colonial history, Lima has many old churches, cloisters and monasteries, and most of it are well-preserved. In the city centre. The Lima of today boasts of a cityscape in an interesting blend of old and new. Its culture is equally diverse in its mix of strong traditions and sleek modernity.
The city enjoys all the modern amenities as other capitals. This is also the case in its public transport services. There are buses of varying categories, a bus rapid transit system, taxis, rental cars and the Metro de Lima. Tourists should also try out the Peru Hop, a hop on-hop off bus that covers most of the popular points of interest in the city. Here are some of the top attractions in Lima that are a must in any itinerary--
The Plaza Mayor, previously named Plaza de Armas, is the oldest public place in Lima. It was built in 1535 by the conquistador Francisco Pizarro. Surrounding the Plaza Mayor are civic buildings and historical structures. Here you can find the Palacio de Gobierno, the cathedral of Lima and many quaint historical structures.
The Museo Larco has an impressive collection of artefacts from Peruvian pre-Columbian history. The collection includes wan impressive gold and silver collection from Ancient Peru, ceramics, textiles and the famous Erotic Gallery, one of Peru's most visited attractions. The museum building is also worth noting as it used to be a mansion on pre-Columbian temple grounds. The Larco Museum is about 25 minutes by taxi from San Isidro/Miraflores.
Built in 1535,the Aliaga House is regarded as the oldest houses in the Americas. Eighteen generations of the Aliaga family have resided in the same mansion ever since. Family members still live in a newer section of the house, but the original house is now run as a museum. The museums feature an impressive collection of Peruvian art and artefacts, including the sword Jerónimo de Aliaga.
Cathedral of Lima
The Basilica Cathedral of Lima is a Roman Catholic cathedral located in the Plaza Mayor. Built in 1535, the cathedral retains its original colonial structure and facade. The Cathedral also contains the tomb of Francisco Pizarro, the Spanish conquistador of Peru. A museum inside the cathedral holds an extensive collection of religious art, mostly from Peru's famed Cuzco School of painting.
There so much more things to see and experience in Lima, from historical ruins or huacas, to churches, monasteries and catacombs. This capital city generally enjoys pleasant weather—mild and warm for most of the year. Embark on a South American adventure to remember. Find the best flight for you by searching for promo fares to Jorge Chávez International Airport in Lima, Peru on Skyscanner Singapore.
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