Lima,The City Of Contrasts
As you alight from your flight at the Jorge Chávez International Airport and glance around, you will see the looming skyscrapers and realize that Lima is quite a modern city. Affirming this fact are the gigantic luxury shopping malls, the ubiquitous Starbucks cafes and many cineplexes. Even as you travel through this city towards, your hotel Lima, and take in its sights and sounds and notice all these developments, you will also notice that the city has a historical aura about it.
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This is a city of contrasts, which is evident in its architecture, its poverty and affluence, its local and international cuisine and its people. The air is always filled with the scent of flowering trees and the weight of the humidity is always present in the city. Today, this sprawling city is home to more than 8Million people. It has lived through dictatorships and terrorism, blackouts and revolutions, and it has had a number of peaceful moments too. Peru has had a very troubled history- one that started with the very a brutal destruction of the rich Inca culture, in the 16th century, which continued right through the Republican era upto the present day.
The Promised Land
Lima is Peru’s largest city, and is looked upon as a promised land. It is driven by the sense of high potential, but the population growth has also stretched its resources and it hasn’t been able to cope with the widespread poverty. Despite this, there is a section of the population and the city that thrives and is very modern in the way it lives and looks and it has become one of the great capitals of Latin America with luxury hotels such as the Royal Park Hotel setting up base there.
Some Noteworthy Things
Avenida Arequipa, is one of the most notable thoroughfares in Lima and it leads from the airport into the city. Four decades ago, this was the most elegant and upscale residential boulevard in the city and has been through a number of transformations. The luxury mansions that stood there in their entire neoclassical splendor behind decorative gates became victims of violence in the postwar period.
This and a number of other suburbs in the city changed face and many people sold their properties to capitalize on the high prices of real estate. While you take in the beauty of Lima, stay at one of the most luxurious hotels-Royal Park Hotel. You can call us on (+51-1) 215 1616. You can also send us an email via this online form.