The capital city of Peru spreads along the coastline overlooking the gentle waves and reaching the foothills where colorful homes climb the hillside. The sweet scent of the sea mixes with the citrus of fresh ceviche. Wander along the stunning boardwalk of Miraflores that straddles the shore where you can hear the crashing waves on the beach. Surfers cut through the rolling water as sea foam rises into the bright sky. The lighthouse stands proudly on the shore surrounded by the lush grass of a small park and shining its light over the sea when the morning marine layer and evening darkness settle in over the city.
A visit to the Museo Larco brings with it the decadence of the Spanish colonial past within an 18th-century viceroy’s mansion. The museum is plush with the fabulously presented displays of ceramics. The pre-Columbian collection is rumored to contain more than 50,000 pots that span warehouses and history, including Nazca and Inca relics. The transcendent Moche portrait vessels, ceramic containers featuring individualized and naturalistic representations of human faces, are dramatic in their simply lit cases, giving a chill down your spine from the quality and detail of the pottery made almost 2,000 years ago. Within the museum’s housed past and Peru’s outdoor history, the wonders of the country begin to blossom in Lima.
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